§ Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works whether, in view of recent developments in Nigeria and in the United Kingdom, he will now abandon the projects of the erection of High Commission Offices in Lagos, estimated to cost £430,000, and the erection of Deputy High Commissioner offices and staff flats at Kaduna at an estimated cost of £130,000.
§ Mr. Prentice
The answer to the first part of the Question is "No." The offices in Lagos are to be erected on a valuable site given to us by the Nigerian Government at the time of Independence for this specific purpose.
The project for Kaduna was abandoned earlier this year when it was found possible to extend the lease of the present offices.