§ In reply to a question from Mr. SPOONER,
§ SIR BENJAMIN HALL
said, that the 2105 money voted on account in respect of the Houses of Parliament was for the completion of works lately commenced, but three large works—namely, the Victoria Tower, the Clock Tower, and the plot of buildings between the Victoria Tower and St. Stephen's Porch, were not included. He had seen Sir Charles Barry, and had told him that he would not sanction any new works whatever until he saw that the works now in hand were on the eve of completion. From the conversation which he had had with Sir Charles Barry, there was every reason to suppose that the money which had been voted Would be sufficient to carry out the works to which it was intended to be applied—and he had instructed him that he was on no account to deviate from the plans, unless he received a written authority to do so from the President of the Board of Works.