HC Deb 08 February 1967 vol 740 c301W
50. Sir R. Russell

asked the President of the Board of Trade what alternative sites are being considered for the Patent Office, other than Croydon; and if consideration is being given to any site on the South Bank.

Mr. Darling

We are at present considering a particular site in Croydon. Should this prove unsuitable, other sites would have to be considered, but I would not regard the South Bank as appropriate in the light of the Government's general policy of reducing congestion in Central London.