HC Deb 20 April 1937 vol 322 cc1588-9
67. Mr. Mander

asked the hon. Member for Central Leeds, as representing the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, what type of building it is proposed to erect on that portion of Abingdon Street where buildings are to be constructed in place of those now existing there; and whether he will give an assurance that the advice of the Royal Fine Art Commission will be taken in connection with the matter?

Mr. Denman

The Ecclesiastical Commissioners do not own the whole of the Abingdon Street site referred to. They are in consultation with other owners with a view to ensuring that the redevelopment of the site shall be a single scheme and that the new building shall be worthy of its surroundings. They already have the assurance that the advice of the Fine Art Commission will be sought.