HC Deb 27 February 1939 vol 344 cc908-9
74. Mr. Edmund Harvey

asked the First Commissioner of Works on what grounds the Board of Education is being moved from its offices adjoining White hall; whether the grave objections to its removal, including the delays in the work of education in which all local authorities are concerned, have been carefully considered; and whether alternatives not involving the removal of the Board were considered before the decision to remove the Board was reached?

Sir P. Sassoon

The decision to move the Board of Education temporarily from its offices in Whitehall was reached only after the most careful consideration of the relative advantages and disadvantages of any possible alternative solution. I can only express the hope that neither they nor their visitors will suffer the inconvenience feared by the hon. Member.