HL Deb 24 May 1867 vol 187 c1013

desired to call their Lordships' attention to a Notice given in the House of Commons referring to the removal of the Barracks at Knightsbridge. When, a short time since, he had taken occasion to refer to the progress of the buildings for Public Offices he was told that a difficulty was experienced in finding the money necessary to carry on public works. Now, it appeared to him that to pull down the Barracks at Knightsbridge and to find a new site and build new barracks upon it were matters of far less importance to the public than the completion of the Public Offices in Downing Street. He therefore gave notice that on Thursday next he should ask the Government whether it was intended to pull down the Knightsbridge Barracks, which were most conveniently situated for the Life Guards and Household regiments, and to go to the expense of erecting new ones elsewhere? He should also ask whether the persons whose property would be improved by the removal of the Barracks were to pay the expenses attending the erection of the new Barracks and the finding an appropriate site?