§ MR. VESEY KNOX
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, whether he can explain on what terms the site formerly occupied by Her Majesty's Theatre is held from the Crown; whether there is any provision for forfeiture on failure to fulfil the building covenants; and whether it is proposed to allow the site to remain any longer vacant.
§ SIR JOHN HIBBERT
The site is held under an agreement for a lease, but the lease will not be granted until the new buildings are erected. The agreement is forfeitable on certain conditions, but, as I stated on the 29th ult., it is not considered necessary to take any immediate steps on behalf of the Crown, whose interests are not prejudiced by the delay.