rose to put a question to the noble Earl at the head of the Government respecting the continuance of the Crystal Palace. After expressing his sincere admiration of that wonderful structure, and of its immortal author, Sir J. Paxton, he wished to know what were the intentions of Her Majesty's present Government regarding its continuance.
§ The EARL of DERBY
replied, that Her Majesty's Government had taken into consideration the report of the Commissioners, which stated that this beautiful building should disappear, as it had answered all the objects for which it was erected. The Government had therefore determined that the contractors should be called upon to remove it.