§ MR. BIGGAR
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether, in the negotiations now going on regarding foreshore at New Brighton, regard will be had to the claims to the foreshore of the owners of property abutting thereon; and, whether there is any intention to convey to the Local Board any right of sub-letting?
§ MR. COURTNEY
The neighbouring owners have as yet made no claim to any right over the New Brighton foreshore, and it may be assumed that they have none. The Local Board had, under the old lease, the power of subletting, though not of assigning. It 1332 may be matter for consideration whether the former should be continued to them under the new lease; but as the lease was, and should be, determinable at short notice, the power of under-letting was under sufficient control.