HC Deb 26 February 1988 vol 128 c368W
Mr. Macdonald

To ask the Lord President of the Council what plans exist to convert the former Cannon row police station into parliamentary offices; when those plans are now likely to be put into effect; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Wakeham

The Services Committee recommended that the building should be refurbished for short-term occupation pending redevelopment under phase II of the Bridge street development scheme. The proposed occupants are listed in the Committee's Second Report 1986–87, paragraph 5 (HC 378).

The report quoted a mid-1988 completion date, but I understand from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Environment, my hon. Friend the Member for Southampton, Itchen (Mr. Chope) that completion should not now be expected before spring 1989.

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