§ Commander COCHRANE
asked the First Commissioner of Works whether arrangements have been concluded for 1072W the employment of an architect to prepare plans and designs for the proposed Government offices in Edinburgh; and whether those arrangements involve any substantial financial liability in advance of the Government reaching a decision whether to proceed with the erection of the building?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
It is hoped that the appointment of an architect to prepare plans and designs for the proposed building for the National Library of Scotland will be made shortly. The draft agreement provides for a first payment to the architect of £1,500 on approval of the sketch plans. The necessary financial provision will be made on the Estimate for Art and Science Buildings, Great Britain, for the forthcoming financial year.