HC Deb 19 February 1836 vol 31 cc613-4
Mr. Hall

said, that in justice to the architects,-he must submit to the House the Motion of which he had given notice. It was, that previous to any of the plans for the two Houses of Parliament being laid before the Committee appointed to consider and report on the plans, the whole of the plans which may have been submitted to his Majesty's Commissioners should be exhibited to public view. Little time would be lost if the exhibition were to take place. Neither the Commissioners nor the successful candidates were averse to the exhibition. Why then should not his Majesty's Government gratify the public?

Mr. Hawes

seconded the motion. The present request was in order that the public might obtain a building of the highest class. He was anxious, before any exhibition took place, that there should be an understanding that the whole of the plans were to be brought together.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

was ready to accede to the proposal that a place should be appointed for the public exhibition of the plans, but when the request was made to suspend the proceedings, he must say, that the exhibition was no act of the Government at all. He was not prepared to agree to suspend all proceedings until the exhibition had taken place.

Motion withdrawn.