§ MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)
asked the hon. Member for the Epping Division of Essex, Whether the Ecclesiastical Commissioners have adopted or prepared any plan involving the appropriation, in whole or in part, of the Churchyard Bottom Wood, at Highgate, for building purposes; whether they have had any correspondence or negotiations with the Hornsey Local Board relative to the purchase of such Wood; and, if so, whether such correspondence or information as to such negotiations will be laid before Parliament; and whether the Commissioners will give an undertaking that, before the appropriation of the Wood to building purposes is determined upon an opportunity will be afforded to Parliament of expressing an opinion on the subject?
§ SIR HENRY SELWIN-IBBETSON (Essex, Epping)
The Commissioners have made an offer to sell the property to the Hornsey Local Board, and the period for which that offer is available 643 has not yet expired. The Commissioners have not adopted any other plan for appropriating the land. They have no objection to produce the correspondence. They are not prepared to give the undertaking asked for in the last paragraph of the Question.