HC Deb 11 June 1868 vol 192 cc1396-7

said, he wished to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether it is true that Mr. Street has been appointed architect of the Law Courts, and Mr. Edward Barry of the National Gallery; and, if so, whether those gentlemen have been informed of their appointment and whether it is proposed by Her Majesty's Go- vernment to ask the House for Votes on account towards the erection of those buildings?


Sir, it is not only true that Mr. Street has been appointed architect to the Courts of Justice, but he has received official notice of his appointment. Mr. Edward Barry has also been appointed architect for the National Gallery, and has received private notice of his appointment, but I believe the official letter has not yet reached him. A Vote has been taken for acquiring the site of the National Gallery, and no other Vote will be taken this year. I also laid on the Table an Estimate, and afterwards took a Vote on account of the site for the Courts of Justice; and I believe no further Vote will be required within the present Session, but it is possible some small sum may be required at a future period.


said, he wished to ask whether the hon. Gentleman will lay the Papers connected with the subject on the Table?


replied that they had been already moved for by the hon. Member for Whitehaven (Mr. Bentinck).