HC Deb 11 May 1876 vol 229 c364

asked the honourable and gallant Member for Truro, What has been the cause of the delay in preparing the plots set apart by Clause 49 of "The Metropolitan Street Improvements Act, 1872," for the erection of dwelling-houses for the working and poorer classes; and, how soon the Metropolitan Board of Works will be able to sell or let these plots for the said purpose?


In answer to my hon. Friend I beg to inform him that the delay to which he refers has been caused by the terms of the 49th section of the Act of Parliament, which prevents the Secretary of State from exercising his powers with regard to the plots in question. Parliament has been asked to amend the Act in this respect during the present Session, and I hope the Board will soon be in a position to advertise for letting two plots in Liquorpond Street and Willow Walk.