§ MR. SEAVERNS (Lambeth, Brixton)
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works whether it would be possible to put in hand without further delay the western extension of the Law Courts in order to reduce the number of unemployed in London; and whether, with the same object, he can arrange for the projected excavations under the quadrangle of Somerset House and other general works at Somerset House to be proceeded with this winter.
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (Mr. L. HARCOURT,) Lancashire, Rossendale
The extension of the Law Courts will, I anticipate, be commenced in the course of two or three weeks. The excavations under the quadrangle of Somerset House are abandoned for the present owing to reorganisation. There are no other general works at Somerset House to be taken in hand.