§ 16. Mr. Butcher
asked the Minister of Works whether he will make a statement upon the progress made in rebuilding the destroyed Chamber of the House of Commons; and whether the work has been delayed by any shortages of materials, delays in transport or the non-availabilty of labour.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
The foundations of the new Chamber are completed and steelwork for the superstructure is in course of erection. It is hoped shortly to let the tender for the main contract. There has been no undue delay on account of difficulties referred to in the Question.