HC Deb 12 September 1887 vol 321 c272
MR. J. ROWLANDS (Finsbury, E.)

asked the hon. Member for the Knutsford Division of Cheshire, Whether it is the intention of the Metropolitan Board of Works to redeem their promise made to the costermongers of St. Luke's on 13th March, 1877, in a letter of the Clerk of the Board— I have to inform you that the Board has resolved that, when the time shall have arrived for carrying such scheme into effect, provision shall be made in the blocks of buildings to be erected for the goods and barrows of the costermongers and street sellers residing within the area?

MR. TATTON EGERTON (Cheshire, Knutsford)

, in reply, said, that in the agreement for the sale of the land comprised within the Whitecross Street Artizans' Dwellings area to the Peabody Trustees it was stipulated that, as regarded the scheme, standing-room for trucks and goods should be provided for costermongers occupying rooms in the buildings. If there were costermongers occupying rooms within the area, it would be the duty of the Trustees to provide such accommodation.