§ MR. SCHREIBER
asked the First Commissioner of Works, When he intends to complete the mural decoration of the central hall of the Houses; whether he is in possession of designs for the three vacant panels; and, at what cost each panel can be filled in with Mosaics?
§ MR. ADAM
The question as to the best mode of filling in the vacant panels in the Central Hall has given rise to much discussion, and was very fully inquired into in 1870 and 1871; but no definite conclusion was arrived at. I am of opinion that the vacant spaces should be filled up; but I am unable, without further consideration, to state when this can be done. No designs exist for the vacant panels. The cost of the panel already filled in was about £675; but I am unable at present to say what will be the cost of filling in the vacant panels.