HL Deb 13 March 1843 vol 67 cc713-4
Lord Wharncliffe

reported from the committee appointed to ascertain the progress of the new Houses of Parliament, that, considering the inconvenience to which their Lordships were at present exposed would be greatly aggravated by the progresss of the new buildings in 1844, it was expedient that no delay should take place in preparing the new House of Lords beyond what was absolutely necessary for the safety of the work; that the architect should be directed so to conduct the works as to complete the new House, and fit it for their Lordships' reception, by the commencement of the Session of 1844; that if the architect apprehended any injurious consequence to the building from the course thus recommended, he should report the same to the House; that it did not appear to the committee to be advisable that any expense should be incurred by an attempt to improve the present House.

Report laid on the Table and ordered to be printed.