HC Deb 20 May 1998 vol 312 c413W
16. Mr. Donald Anderson

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the work of the national assembly advisory group. [41429]

Mr. Ron Davies

The Group is making excellent progress in meeting the remit I have given to it; it published a detailed consultation document on 17 April and is currently seeking views on its proposals. I look forward to receiving its report in the summer.

Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what consultation he is undertaking concerning the brief for architects for the competition to design the National Assembly building in Cardiff; what studies his Department is undertaking of new parliamentary buildings in other countries; and at what stage he will specify the financial parameters for the construction of the building. [42474]

Mr. Ron Davies

The Design Competition Assessment Panel will see the design brief before it issues.

Information on the broad principles for the Assembly Chamber has already been provided and was informed by reference to Parliament buildings in other countries.

The design brief which will be issued to the short listed Architects will indicate the financial parameters within which to cost the design.

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