HC Deb 01 March 1900 vol 79 cc1446-7

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he has received a communication from the Royal Commissioners of the Exhibition of 1851 respecting the decision to place a post office on a site in Queen's Gate on land conveyed by the Commissioners on 31st March, 1890, to Her Majesty's Office of Works, which was released from the stipulations of the con- veyance of 1864 that the land comprised therein should be permanently used for the purposes of science and the arts, but was at the same time subjected to the restriction that it should not be used for trade or business or in any manner which might become an annoyance to the estate of the Commissioners or any of their tenants; and whether, a post office being a place used for trade or business, he will confer with the Royal Commissioners upon the subject.


The Postmaster General has received no such communication, but he understands that one has been addressed to the First Commissioner of Works. He will be pleased to consider any representations which the Royal Commissioners may make to him as to the new post office which it is proposed to erect at South Kensington.