HC Deb 02 April 2001 vol 366 cc67-8W
Mr. Fabricant

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans he has to preserve the Standard Units of Measurement embedded in the north wall of Trafalgar Square when the new steps are built; and if he will make a statement. [156018]

Mr. Hill

I have been asked to reply.

Trafalgar Square is now a matter for the Mayor of London. He took control of the Square on 1 October last year. I understand from TfL who are to manage the works associated with the "World Squares for All" project that the Standard Units of Measurement will be preserved. The wall plaques will be re-sited in the wall to the east of the new staircase and the foot marker plates can be inset into the bottom step of the new staircase.

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