Richmond Terrace, Westminster (Redevelopment)

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Building and Works – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th July 1963.

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Photo of Mr Anthony Royle Mr Anthony Royle , Richmond (Surrey) 12:00 am, 16th July 1963

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what plans he has for the future of Richmond Terrace, Westminster.

Photo of Mr Geoffrey Rippon Mr Geoffrey Rippon , Norwich South

The intention is to demolish the Terrace and to redevelop the site in conjunction with the new Bridge Street development.

Photo of Mr Anthony Royle Mr Anthony Royle , Richmond (Surrey)

As the Terrace is named after my constituency, will my right hon. Friend reconsider the decision to demolish these magnificent buildings?

Photo of Mr Geoffrey Rippon Mr Geoffrey Rippon , Norwich South

While not accepting the relevance of the connection, I do not think that I can reconsider the position.

Photo of Mr James Allason Mr James Allason , Hemel Hempstead

Are the interiors in a good condition, and is there any chance of saving them?

Photo of Mr Geoffrey Rippon Mr Geoffrey Rippon , Norwich South

They are not in very good condition, and they provide very poor office accommodation.