HC Deb 31 January 1956 vol 548 c89W
6. Dame Irene Ward

asked the Minister of Works if he will give an assurance that he will make every effort to furnish embassies, legations and high commissioners' houses in a manner befitting our position; and, further, where we can with advantage show the work of our modern craftsmen and designers, if he will do so in the hope of attracting buyers to this country.

Mr. Buchan-Hepburn

It is my intention to do all that I can to see that these houses are furnished in a fitting and dignified manner. With regard to the last part of the Question, I am not sure what the hon. Lady has in mind, but where it is a question of providing modern furniture we shall do all we can to select the most suitable examples of contemporary design and craftsmanship.