HC Deb 03 December 1936 vol 318 cc1438-9
77. Mr. MANDER

asked the Minister of Agriculture the names of the members of the consultative committee appointed in connection with alterations in Carlton House Terrace; what cases they have dealt with since their appointment; and whether they were consulted recently in the case of 9, Carlton House Terrace?


The names of the members of the Crown Lands Advisory Committee are as follow:

Since their appointment 11 cases have been dealt with by the committee, including Carlton House Terrace itself, the White House, Albany Street, the new building on the site of the old Geological Museum in Piccadilly, Eltham Palace and a number of small schemes. In their report on Carlton House Terrace, the committee, while they considered it important that the facade, especially on the Mall side, should be preserved, stated that they had no objection to internal conversion schemes for residential purposes. The Commissioners of Crown Lands, therefore did not consider it necessary to consult the committee as regards the alterations now being carried out at 9, Carlton House Terrace, which are almost entirely internal. Arrangements have, however, been made by the Commissioners, in consultation with the Embassy and with the officials of the Victoria and Albert Museum, for the preservation of objects and architectural features considered to be of special interest, and measures have been taken on the advice of Professor Tristram for preserving and where necessary repairing the Watts' frescoes which are on the walls of one of the rooms.