§ MR. BAILLIE COCHRANE
said, he wished to ask the First Commissioner of Works, What sum remains in hand, at the present date, of the £60,000 already Voted for the New Foreign Office: and whether the additional Vote of £15,000 will be expended within the present year? He wished also to know, whether it is the intention of the Government to pull down the State Paper Office, which was built only thirty years ago?
replied, that the sum expended was £3,900, and he thought there was every probability that the additional Vote to which the hon. Member alluded would be required before the Estimate of next year, 1862–3, became available. The State Paper Office would be pulled down, as the House was informed last year.