HC Deb 09 May 1881 vol 261 c35

asked the Chairman of the Metropolitan Board of Works, If it is the fact that the Metropolitan Board of Works, proceeding under the Artizans' Dwellings Acts, have given notice of immediate removal to nearly two hundred families, who are chiefly dock labourers residing in courts lying between Rosemary Lane (Royal Mint Street) and St. Katharine's Docks; and, if he can say whether the new dwellings which the Board proposes to erect will be suitable as residences for the same classes as those who are now about being disturbed in the locality specified?


, in reply, said, that the hon. and learned Member was under a misapprehension. The Metropolitan Board had given no such notices as those to which he had referred; but they had, at the request of the Trustees of the Peabody Fund, to whom the adjoining land had been sold for the erection of artizans' dwellings, obtained and furnished the names of the persons residing in the locality mentioned in the Question, and the Trustees had issued notices to those persons that their new buildings were ready for occupation. The Board erected no dwellings themselves, but only sold or let the land for that purpose.