HC Deb 12 January 1990 vol 164 cc767-8W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what work is to be carried out during 1990 to the fabric and structure in the Commons Crypt.

Mr. Chope

There is a major dampness problem in the Crypt Chapel caused by the long-term seepage of moisture through the porous stone.

Consultants have been appointed to identify possible remedies and their report is due shortly. It is therefore, I regret, too soon to say what work will be done this year.