§ SIR JOHN SHELLEY
said, he wished to ask the First Commissioner of Works, When the houses left standing on the South side of Bridge Street, Westminster, 1186 will be removed; and whether any decision has been arrived at as to the mode in which the vacant ground should be utilized?
Sir, the freehold of those four houses still remaining on the south side of the street has been purchased, and I am in negotiation for the purchase of the leasehold interest. I expect that, before very long, an agreement may be made as to the value of the leasehold interest, and as soon as this interest has been acquired, the houses will be pulled down. Then the time will come for a decision as to the appropriation of the vacant site, but at present no such decision has been come to.