HL Deb 07 August 1888 vol 329 c1821

asked Her Majesty's Government, With reference to the proposed plans for the new Admiralty, that a model should be prepared of that part of London showing the proposed new buildings on the site which it was intended they should occupy, so that the public might have the opportunity of judging of the structure to be placed on the Horse Guards' site? That site was by far the most noble in the Metropolis, and it was important that the new buildings should be in harmony with the surroundings. He was informed that this would not be the case if the plans in question were carried out.


said, that he would not follow his noble Friend on the Cross Benches as to the question of the site for these buildings, as he had already explained the views of the Government on more than one occasion. The plans of the Admiralty were not so far advanced that a model could yet be made from them. When they were sufficiently advanced to allow of a model being made, the Chief Commissioner of Works would consider whether he could put a model in their Lordships' House. He had no doubt that the Chief Commissioner would be glad to do anything he could to suit their Lordships' convenience.