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Kensington Palace

Volume 894: debated on Monday 23 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the estimated cost of the restoration and renovation of the north wing of Kensington Palace; and if he will give details of the expenditure involved.

This part of the palace suffered severe war damage not so far made good and its condition has now deteriorated so far as to give cause for serious concern about the effects on the historic structure both of this and other parts of the palace. Accordingly a programme of work—estimated to cost £500,000—has been put in hand to rebuild structural walls, roofs and floors, to treat dry rot, to restore carved timber and fine plasterwork of the surviving historic interiors, and to re-provide essential services.