§ 70. Mr. HARTLAND
asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he is prepared to sanction the building of the proposed new Employment Exchange in Colegate Street, Norwich, in place of that in Prince of Wales Road, which is now altogether inadequate?
§ The FIRST COMMISSIONER of WORKS (Mr. Ormsby-Gore)
Yes, Sir. Tenders have been obtained for the building of the new Norwich Employment Exchange, and it is hoped to begin work shortly.
§ Mr. HARTLAND
In view of the considerable unemployment in the building trades in Norwich, will my right hon. Friend give an assurance that this matter will be expedited especially seeing that it was incontinently turned down by the late Labour Government in the person of the present Leader of the Opposition?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
I think that there is a long history behind it, and there is still a little matter to be cleared up about a bit of land ten feet by six. Beyond that, the difficulties have now been overcome, and there is no reason why, the tenders now being in, we should not decide on the tenders at once.