Westminster Abbey (Chapter House).

Oral Answers to Questions — Fishing Industry. – in the House of Commons at on 18 February 1929.

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Photo of Sir Harry Brittain Sir Harry Brittain , Acton

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department as representing the First Commissioner of Works whether he will consider the possibility of offering the use of the Chapter House as a sacristy in connection with the services at Westminster Abbey, in order to avoid the necessity of erecting the new building at present contemplated?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Lieut.-Colonel Sir Vivian Henderson):

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave to a similar question on the 19th December last.

Photo of Sir Harry Brittain Sir Harry Brittain , Acton

Has the hon. and gallant Gentleman seen the serious criticisms which have been made regarding this proposed new building; and has this House any say in the matter?

Photo of Sir Harry Brittain Sir Harry Brittain , Acton

To the matter of a new building, which is against good taste, being erected alongside Westminster Abbey.