§ Mr. A. Royle
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what arrangements he is making to provide accommodation in Brasilia for the staff of the British Embassy when it is transferred from Rio de Janeiro to the new capital.
§ Mr. Rippon
I propose to build accommodation in Brasilia in two stages. The first stage will consist of houses and flats design by my Ministry for the Embassy staff. These should be ready about the time the Brazilian Ministry of 73W Foreign Affairs completes its move to Brasilia, which is expected to be towards the end of 1965. For the second stage I have invited Mr. and Mrs. Peter Smithson to design the Ambassador's Residence and Chancery Offices on which I hope building work may begin soon after the staff accommodation is completed. I am glad to say that they have accepted the commission.