§ Mr. D. G. SOMERVILLE
asked the First Commissioner of Works if he can make any definite statement with regard to the date on which work on the new Government offices in Whitehall will begin; and whether it is proposed to clear away the existing buildings gradually or to remove them in their entirety before any start is made?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
As I explained to my hon. Friend the Member for Wavertree (Mr. Nall-Cain) on 30th November, 1933, the decision whether or not the building is to be proceeded with will be taken after sketch plans have been completed. It follows that no decision has yet been reached on the procedure to be adopted for the execution of the work.