HC Deb 25 November 1958 vol 596 cc32-3W
93. Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Works how he proposes to lay out the open space formerly intended for a new Colonial Office lying in front of Westminster Central Hall.

Mr. Molson

My right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport will explore the possibility of providing a car park below the open space. When this exploration has taken place, I shall have plans prepared and shall consult the planning authority about the lay-out of the site.

94. Sir W. Wakefield

asked the Minister of Works if he will now state the Government's proposals for the site in Westminster on which it was proposed to build a new Colonial Office.

Mr. Wilson

The Government have decided that the front part of the site up to approximately the line of Matthew Parker Street should be left as an open space and the back part used for a small Government building. Legislation may be needed to amend the Public Offices (Site) Act, 1947. The Colonial Office will in due course occupy a building to be erected in Richmond Terrace.