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New Government Buildings, Edinburgh

Volume 236: debated on Monday 17 March 1930

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asked the First Commissioner of Works if the model and plans of the building to be erected upon the Calton gaol site in Edinburgh have now been completed; if so, when they will be made available for inspection by the Scottish Fine Arts Commission and the Edinburgh City Corporation; and whether the model will be made available for examination by Members of this House after these two bodies have inspected it?

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, and the model and plans of the proposed buildings are now before the Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland for their consideration and advice. Until I have received and considered their report, I shall not be in a position to consider what further steps should be taken as to submitting the designs either to the Edinburgh City Corporation or to Members of this House.

Will the right hon. Gentleman take note that there is a very earnest desire that the Edinburgh City Corporation should see this model before it returns to London, and that no one should come between the Fine Arts Commission and the City Corporation in the inspection of this model?