§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he is taking to save the mahogany railed staircase and related iron-work after the proposed demolition of No. 1 Bridge street.
§ Mr. Yeo
[holding answer 7 June 1991]: As the hon. Member will no doubt be aware, the Opposed Bill Committee which considered the Jubilee Line Bills has recommended that approval to demolish Nos. 1 and 2 621W Bridge street, which is necessary to enable the new Westminster station to be constructed, should not be given until the House has approved the design of the new parliamentary building, to be built on the site.
Design work has not yet started so it is too soon to say whether the staircase can be used in the new building or should be removed for use elsewhere.