HC Deb 04 May 1876 vol 229 c34

asked the First Commissioner of Works, If the progress of the works for the new Courts of Justice is satisfactory, and such as to lead to the expectation that the buildings will be completed within the periods limited by the contract?


in reply, regretted to state that the progress of the new Courts of Justice had not been so satisfactory as he could have expected or wished; and that notwithstanding the strenuous efforts made by the Office of the Board of Works and by Mr. Street to get the works forward, he was instructed that, according to the present rate of progress, there was very little hope indeed that the Courts of Justice would be finished within the time specified in the contract.