§ 25. Mr. Canavan
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on progress in housing the proposed Welsh Assembly.
§ Mr. Freeson
The Cardiff Exchange has been acquired to accommodate the Welsh Assembly and preliminary conversion work has started. This covers only strengthening of floors and formation of a plant room. Some engineering and other equipment has also been ordered. Tenders for the main contract have been received and are currently under consideration.