HL Deb 01 August 1861 vol 164 c1820

House in Committee (according to Order).


said, that although he knew the House of Commons had a great objection to vote money for the prospective purpose of acquiring land, still he thought it was very desirable that the Government should, early next Session, take power to acquire the land upon the other side of Charles Street, and also in that part of King Street which would be required for the new offices, for Charles Street was about being widened, and if this took place there would be new buildings erected, which would cost the public to purchase five times as much as the houses which were now there.


said, there was great force in the observations of the noble Lord, and the Government would certainly take the matter into consideration.

Bill reported, without Amendment.