§ Mr. Stokes
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment why the landscaping of New Palace Yard will take as long as eight months before it is completed.
§ Mr. Armstrong
The timetable for completing the landscaping in New Palace Yard is governed by the need for access and a good circulation of traffic whenever the House is sitting. Moreover, the granite setts require careful preparation before they can be laid, and this itself is necessarily an intricate and time consuming process.