HC Deb 15 February 1866 vol 181 c510

asked, What course the Government intends to pursue in reference to the selection of the architectural designs for the new Courts of Law?


said, the designs for the new Courts of Justice and Offices would be selected by competition among architects. As the preparation of those designs would require very protracted and minute study in order to meet the special requirements of the courts and offices, competition would be restricted to a small number of architects, and the selection of the architects would be intrusted to a committee, which would include eminent members of the legal profession and Members of the Government.