HC Deb 24 October 1912 vol 42 cc2394-5W

asked whether the Report of the Committee appointed to advise on the site planning of the new Delhi will be published shortly; what steps will be taken to carry out the promise that the planning and designing of the public buildings of the new Delhi will be considered with the greatest deliberation and care; and what means are being taken to consult the best Native Indian opinion and those practically experienced in Indian building as to the style and character of the proposed new buildings in Delhi?


The Committee have not submitted any Report that could be conveniently published. When their inquiries are completed and their final recommendations submitted, the Secretary of State will consult the Government of India as to publication. No decision has yet been come to with regard to the matters mentioned in the second and third parts of the question, but they are engaging the closest attention of the Government of India and of my Noble Friend the Secretary of State.