HC Deb 26 July 1960 vol 627 c129W
102. Mr. Skeffington

asked the Minister of Works to give an assurance that the work of redevelopment of Cornwall House to enable it to use the Government Chemist's laboratory of the Department of Scientific Research will in no way be affected by the proposed cuts in capital expenditure by the Government.

Mr. H. Nicholls

So far as my Department is concerned, the detailed effects of the general policy announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 23rd June cannot be determined until the Estimates are prepared for 1961–62. Within the funds available, the aim will be to give priority to schemes already in progress or in an advanced state of planning and it is hoped therefore to avoid deferring the work on Cornwall House.