HC Deb 15 June 1937 vol 325 c185
64. Mr. Hannah

asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he can make any statement about the preservation of Cumberland House, in Aberdeen?

The First Commissioner of Works (Sir Philip Sassoon)

I understand that the site, part of which is occupied by Provost Skene's House (Cumberland House) has been considered by the town council of Aberdeen for a new Town House, but that the possibility of extending the existing Town House is now being investigated. If, on investigation, this latter course proves to be feasible, it will, I hope, be possible to preserve Provost Skene's House, which is an important example of seventeenth century Scottish domestic architecture.

Mr. Hannah

Is it not the fact that we have a good deal to learn from Germany in this matter?