§ 5. Mr. Leavey
asked the Minister of Works what is the purpose of the penthouse being constructed in New Palace Yard; how much it will cost; and for how long it is estimated that it will be in use.
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works (Mr. Harmar Nicholls)
A temporary covered way is being provided whilst the first section of the New Palace Yard Arcade is being rebuilt. It is intended as a protection from dust and chips of stone. It will cost about £90 and will be required in its present position for at least a year.
§ Mr. Leavey
I am much obliged to my hon. Friend for that information. Does that mean that the general work on the Arcade itself will be completed within that twelve months' period?
§ Mr. Nicholls
No, the work on the whole of the Arcade may take up to three years, but this section will take from twelve to eighteen months.