HC Deb 07 February 1878 vol 237 c1208

asked the Chairman of the Metropolitan Board of Works, If it be true that the building commenced in 1876 for the purpose of a National Opera House on the Thames Embankment is to be converted into an hotel, with or without the sanction of such Board; and, further, what amount of rent has been received by the Board up to the present time, and what sum is now in arrear to that date?


in reply, said, that he had seen in the newspapers a report of the proposal to convert the building of the National Opera House into an hotel. No communication has been made to the Metropolitan Board of Works on the subject, and, therefore, he could not say whether those reports were accurate or not. The rent of the ground had been paid for two years, from Michaelmas, 1875, to Michaelmas, 1877.