HC Deb 17 June 1969 vol 785 c78W
64. Mr. Evelyn King

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works whether he will seek to ensure the use of Portland stone in the construction of future administration buildings to be erected at Westminster.

Mr. John Silkin

My Ministry will certainly be considering the use of stone, and in particular Portland stone, for the new Government office building on part of the site between Bridge Street and Richmond Terrace. Those who enter the competition for the new Parliamentary building will be given information about the material used for other buildings around Parliament Square, which is mainly Portland stone, but it will be for each competitor to choose the finish for his own design.

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