§ On the Motion for the Second Reading of this Bill,
§ MR. BURDETT-COUTTS (Westminster),
observed, that if this had been a Compulsory Purchase Bill the Local Authorities of Westminster would have had a locus standi, but as it was merely a Bill enabling the site to be purchased, and as the site might be purchased privately, and the Local Authorities might not have an opportunity of being heard, he desired to ask the right hon. Gentleman in charge of the Bill to give such a consideration to the clauses of the Local Authorities as they would have had if it had been a Compulsory Purchase Bill.
MR. T. M. HEALY
said, that the surroundings of the House would have been more effectively beautified if the original recommendation of the Society of Arts had been carried out, and a street had been carried through Spring Gardens from the Strand to the Mall.
§ Bill read 2°.