HC Deb 28 January 1941 vol 368 c435W
Mr. Hannah

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps the burgh council of Edinburgh is taking to preserve the picturesque old building whose pend supplies a passage between St. Patrick Square and Buccleuch Street?

Mr. E. Brown

I am informed that in 1938 the corporation considered the question of preservation of this old building and decided to demolish it in view of the condition of its fabrics. I am advised that the building has not sufficient architectural or historic interest to justify preservation.