HC Deb 03 June 1949 vol 465 cc198-9W
Viscount Hinchingbrooke

asked the Minister of Works what contracts are about to be placed for the rebuilding of the Cloisters of the House with French stone from Caen at 23s. per foot cube; and whether he is aware that Portland, Bath, Clipsham and other British stones are available at about half this price.

Mr. Key

The matter is still under consideration. The original Cloisters were built of Caen stone, and it is clearly desirable that repairs to the parts still standing and the rebuilding of the destroyed portions should be carried out in the same stone if possible.

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