§ 2. Sir J. Lucas
asked the Minister of Works the cause for the long delay in the commencement of slabbing on temporary housing site 22 Portsdown Hill, since the Portsmouth city architect was informed by his Department that work would commence during the first week in October last.104W
§ Mr. Tomlinson
The delay was due to the default of the orginal contractor and the need to negotiate a new contract with another firm. Work on the site began on 31st December.