HC Deb 23 March 1885 vol 296 cc234-5

asked the Junior Lord of the Treasury, Whether he is aware that few honourable Members of this House have seen the complete design of the late Sir Charles Barry for the Houses of Parliament; and, whether he will cause a Copy of the general elevation to be placed in the Library before the Committee now sitting comes to a decision?


in reply, said, all the drawings of the completed Houses of Parliament, according to the design of the late Sir Charles Barry, which are in the custody of the Office of Works, will be placed in the Tea Room.


asked, Whether, in order to enable Members to judge of the effect of the west side of Westminster Hall were the works to be carried out there to be limited to restoring the buttresses and flying buttresses, he will, before the House is asked to decide upon the question of restoration, give instructions to have the painted screens in the two central bays removed, and the fly- ing buttress flanking them temporarily finished in similar style to the pinnacles now exposed to view?


If, after the Westminster Hall Committee has presented its Report, hon. Members are desirous that my hon. Friend's proposal should be carried out, the First Commissioner sees no objection to it.