§ 33. Mr. W. Hamilton
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works why the provisional estimate of £550,000 for the British Embassy at Teheran has increased to £620,000.
§ Mr. Sharples
The estimate of £620,000 relates to a comprehensive scheme for the reconstruction of the Embassy compounds at Teheran, which has been proceeding since 1960, and was provisionally estimated, in 1959, to cost £550,000. The current estimate reflects rises in building costs over this period.