§ MR. TREVELYAN (Yorkshire, W.R., Elland)
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works whether it is his intention to demolish at once the whole of the wooden structures adjoining the National Gallery; and, if so, whether he will secure the expeditious execution of the work by employing a larger number of workmen than at present engaged.
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER of WORKS (Mr. AKERS DOUGLAS,) Kent, St. Augustine's
The reply to the first inquiry is in the affirmative. The removal is in the hands of the contractor, whose interest it is to expedite the work; but he has been instructed to use all fusible despatch, and it is expected that he will have finished this week.