New Commons Chamber (Upholstery)

Oral Answers to Questions — Palace of Westminster – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th October 1949.

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore , Ayr District of Burghs 12:00 am, 24th October 1949

asked the Minister of Works where the upholstery for the new Commons Chamber has been manufactured.

Photo of Mr Charles Key Mr Charles Key , Poplar Bow and Bromley

The leather for the upholstery of the benches in the new House of Commons will be dyed and finished in Bermondsey. The contract for the upholstering work has not yet been let.

Photo of Mr John Haire Mr John Haire , Wycombe

Was this order put out to tender, and was High Wycombe invited to give estimates?

Photo of Mr Charles Key Mr Charles Key , Poplar Bow and Bromley

As I have said, the upholstering work has not been let.