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Old Edinburgh (Preservation)

Volume 319: debated on Tuesday 2 February 1937

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he can make any further statement about the preservation of Old Edinburgh, particularly Tailors' Hall?

I met representatives of the corporation on 25th January and have now under consideration certain suggestions which they made to me in connection with the preservation of buildings of architectural interest affected by their housing operations in Old Edinburgh. I have been considering the question of Tailors' Hall Buildings and have been in further communication with the corporation. I regret, however, that I am not yet in a position to make any statement on the subject.

May I ask that the right hon. Gentleman will not allow any question of amenities to interfere unduly with the campaign for rehousing the people in decent houses?