HC Deb 16 March 1847 vol 91 c20

begged to ask the right hon. Gentleman the Secretary of State for the Home Department the question of which he had given notice; namely, whether Her Majesty's Government had fixed the time at which to commence the erection of a general record office for England and Wales, and whether they had decided on the site of such a building?


stated, in answer to the question of the hon. Member, that the subject to which he had called his attention was still under the consideration of Her Majesty's Government, who were fully sensible of the importance and necessity of making some better provision for the custody of those valuable documents. The subject had been under the consideration of the Chancellor of the Exchequer and himself, with the view of selecting the best site that could be obtained; but nothing decisive had as yet been done.