HC Deb 30 August 1887 vol 320 cc452-3
MR. DE LISLE (Leicestershire, Mid)

asked the hon. Member for the Knutsford Division of Cheshire, as representing the Metropolitan Board of Works, Whether it has been decided to build upon the two small triangular open spaces recently added to Piccadilly Circus, and to join the blocks by a superstructure and tunnel for traffic; whether the ratepayers, or any representatives of those upon whom the charge would fall, have been consulted, or are to be consulted, in this matter; whether the cost of devoting these spaces, without further ornamentation, to light and air can be stated; and, what would be the probable cast of erecting there two fountains, independent of any architectural adornments?

MR. TATTON EGERTON (Cheshire, Knutsford),

in reply, said, that several schemes applicable to the two triangular open spaces recently added to Piccadilly Circus had been before a Committee of the Metropolitan Board of Works; but no decision had been arrived at. As to the second part of the Question, the members of the Board were the representatives of the ratepayers. On the third and fourth Questions he might say that the value of the site for building purposes had not been reported to the Board. He was not able to give any information as to the approximate cost of erecting two fountains on the open spaces.