§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what work is to be carried out during 1990 to the fabric and structure in the Commons Crypt.
§ Mr. Chope
There is a major dampness problem in the Crypt Chapel caused by the long-term seepage of moisture through the porous stone.
Consultants have been appointed to identify possible remedies and their report is due shortly. It is therefore, I regret, too soon to say what work will be done this year.