HC Deb 05 April 1883 vol 277 cc1481-2

asked the First Commissioner of Works, What steps he proposes to take in the course of the present year to give effect to the provisions of the Act of last year to provide new buildings for the Admiralty and the War Office?


I propose very shortly to invite a competition of architects for designs for the new Admiralty and War Office. It is certain, however, that the result of this competition will not be arrived at soon enough to enable us to commence the buildings during the present financial year. No Vote, therefore, will be asked for this purpose. The right hon. Gentleman will, however, have observed that we have asked for a Vote of £100,000 in the Estimates of this year toward the acquisition of the site.