HC Deb 21 February 1867 vol 185 c725

said, he wished to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether the certificate referred to in sec. 19 of "The Courts of Justice Concentration Act, 1865," has been received by the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, and what is the probable cost of the land and buildings respectively as stated in the certificate?


said, in reply, that a certificate, dated July, 18G5, had been sent to the Treasury. It did not state in terms that the amount which the Commissioners had certified would be sufficient, but it used these words— We certify that the land to be taken will be sufficient for all the purposes of the Courts, and that the probable cost of the land and buildings will not exceed the amount of the funds provided by the Courts of Justice Buildings Act of 1865. It would be in the recollection of the House that £1,500,000 was the amount provided by the Act.