HC Deb 06 February 1974 vol 868 c327W
73. Mrs. Lena Jeger

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to commence building the new National Library; and what estimate of the cost is now under consideration.

Mr. Channon

Good progress has been made in planning the British Library but the design is not yet finalised. It is not possible, therefore, to estimate when work will start or what the total cost will be.