§ Mr. Russell
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works if he will state the date by which the occupiers of those properties which are to be demolished to make room for Government offices in the area of Westminster bounded by Bridge 95W Street, Parliament Street, Richmond Terrace and the Embankment, will have to vacate their premises.
§ Mr. Rippon
The redevelopment of this site will provide accommodation for the House of Commons, Government offices, accommodation for the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, and shops, restaurants and public houses.96W
Present plans are based on vacant possession of the whole site being obtained by the end of 1963, and provide for the clearance of the site during 1964. However, when more detailed plans have been prepared, I may be able to defer requiring possession of certain properties until 1964 where this would be more convenient for their present occupiers.