HC Deb 25 June 1867 vol 188 c507

said, he wished to ask the Secretary to the Treasury a Question of which he had not given him notice with reference to the New Law Courts. Two Reports had been made on the designs sent in by the architects—one by the professional gentlemen appointed as judges, and the other by certain Members of the Commission. He understood that those Reports were conflicting, one naming one architect as having produced the most successful design, and the other naming another. Seeing that the Session was very far advanced, and this being a matter of great importance involving a large expenditure of money, he wished to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether he will, without delay, place those Reports upon the table of the House?


said, in reply, that these Reports were addressed to the Commissioners, who were Royal Commissioners, and he did not know, therefore, whether the Reports could now be laid upon the table. He would, however, make inquiry and be prepared to answer the Question if proper notice was given of it.

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