New Government Buildings, Edinburgh.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons at on 29 July 1935.

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Photo of Mr James Guy Mr James Guy , Edinburgh Central

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asked the First Commissioner of Works what stage has now been reached in the erection of the new Government buildings on the Calton site at Edinburgh?

Photo of Mr William Ormsby-Gore Mr William Ormsby-Gore , Stafford

The scheme designed by Mr. T. S. Tait has been approved. Working drawings are in preparation with a view to entering into a contract for the commencement of work on the site in November next.

Photo of Mr James Guy Mr James Guy , Edinburgh Central

While thanking my right hon. Friend for his reply, may I ask whether any decision has been taken regarding the old governor's house?

Photo of Mr William Ormsby-Gore Mr William Ormsby-Gore , Stafford

No, there has been no decision on that point.

Photo of Mr John Burnett Mr John Burnett , Aberdeen North

Is granite being used in the construction?

Photo of Mr John Burnett Mr John Burnett , Aberdeen North

Can the right hon. Gentleman say why not, in view of the experience with this building here?