37. Miss CAZALET
asked the First Commissioner of Works, with regard to the decision to appoint an architect in private practice to prepare plans and designs for the proposed Government offices in Whitehall Gardens, how that architect will be selected; and whether any plans and designs will be submitted to the Royal Fine Art Commission for their observations before the Government take any decision to proceed with the erection of such new buildings?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
The architect will be selected by a committee consisting of the chairman of the Royal Fine Art Commission, the president of the Royal Institute of British Architects, the president of the Royal Academy, the chief architect of His Majesty's Office of Works, and myself as chairman; the answer to the second part of the question is in the affirmative.