HC Deb 01 May 1884 vol 287 cc1043-4

asked the honourable baronet the Member for Truro, What number of the labouring class will be displaced for the purposes of the Brook Street, Lime-house, Scheme, confirmed by ''The Metropolis (Brook Street, Lime-house) Provisional Order Act," 1883, and upon what terms the land, when cleared, will be let for the purposes of the Act; and, whether it will be possible to arrange that the area may be cleared in sections, so that rebuilding may pro-coed pari passu with the demolition of the existing buildings?


Sir, I beg to state that 562 persons of the working class will be displaced for the purposes of this improvement scheme; and the Board will have to let the site, when cleared, with reference to the fact that it has to be appropriated for the purpose of accommodating at least 562 of the labouring class, a circumstance which will no doubt render it necessary for the Board to accept much below the market value of the land. Having regard to the limited character of the area, there would be considerable difficulty in arranging so that the rebuilding may take place in sections pari passu with the clearance of the site; but the suggestion of the hon. Member for the Tower Hamlets (Mr. Ritchie) in this respect shall receive the consideration of the Board.