MR. ALDERMAN W. LAWRENCE
asked the First Commissioner of Works, Whether the land on the Embankment in front of Scotland Yard has been let; whether the plans and elevation of the proposed buildings have been submitted to him; and, whether the new street (projected by the late architect and surveyor, Mr. Pennethorne) from the Horse Guards to the Embankment has been definitely abandoned?
§ LORD FREDERICK CAVENDISH
Sir, the land in question forms part of the Crown Estates in charge of the Commissioner of Woods. Advertisements have recently been issued for proposals for building leases of it, and the replies are now under the consideration of the Office of Woods, who will report to the Treasury upon them. The formation, in 1873, of the public garden on that part of the Crown land which abuts on the Embankment involved the abandonment of Sir James Pennethorne's scheme of a street from the Horse Guards to the Embankment.