HC Deb 09 July 1979 vol 970 c95W
Mr. Greville Janner

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will now arrange for the commencement of cleaning and restoration of the Palace of Westminster in accordance with the recommendation of the Services Committee.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

A full survey of the stonework will be carried out during the current financial year but I am afraid that in view of the present cutbacks in public expenditure it is unlikely that this costly though desirable work could start in the immediate future.