HC Deb 19 March 1877 vol 233 cc118-9

asked the First Commissioner of Works, Whether the eastern façade of the new Government Offices is completed, or if it is intended to build the cupolas shown on the designs exhibited in the Library some time ago?


in reply, said, Sir Gilbert Scott intended that the elevation of the New Government Offices should be terminated by cupolas or towers. This was objected to by the late Government, chiefly on the ground of expense. Another design was presented to the noble Lord (Lord Henry Lennox), but was not approved. As no conclusion had been come to respecting the design, no Vote would be proposed during the present Session to complete the buildings.