§ Mr. Faulds
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) whether he will not begin work on landscaping New Palace Yard until the House has had a further opportunity of debating the matter;
(2) what is his policy towards the Services Committee's rejection of the plan to make New Palace Yard an open paved area.
§ Mr. Charles R. Morris
The final decision is a matter for the House and there is no question of any departmental action being taken in advance of a debate. It108W would not be appropriate at this stage to express a view on any alternative proposals.