HC Deb 27 November 1888 vol 331 c316
MR. SHAW LEFEVRE (Bradford, Central)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he has been able to take any effective steps to hinder the erection of a proposed gigantic addition to Queen Anne's Mansions, overlooking St. James's Park; and, whether, although it was stated by the First Commissioner of Works that the War Office had moved in the matter for the protection of the Guards' Chapel, which would be completely overshadowed and darkened by the proposed erection, the building has since that time been commenced?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

The War Office has every intention of protecting its property by hindering in every possible way the erection of these gigantic buildings. Legal proceedings are pending; and I cannot at present disclose the steps we intend to take under the advice of the Law Officers of the Crown. But I can assure the right hon. Gentleman that we mean to exercise all our power in order to make it certain that this injury to our property is stopped.