HC Deb 22 May 1905 vol 146 c949
MR. GRAHAM (St. Pancras, W.)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that property has been purchased and plans prepared by the London and North Western Railway Company at Gloucester Gate, in the immediate neighbourhood of Regent's Park, for the rehousing of the Working-class inhabitants to be displaced by the scheme for reconstructing and enlarging Euston Railway Station, according to the Act of 1900, Section 50; and whether, having regard to the fact that these sites are one mile and a quarter distant from Euston Station, and to the residential character of this neighbourhood, to the objection expressed to the plan by the inhabitants of the neighbourhood, and to the fact that sites near the Hampstead Road and quite close to Euston Station have already been acquired by the London and North Western Railway Company, which would be most suitable for the purpose, he will take steps so that the company may carry out their original intention of building the working-class houses in the latter position.

(Answered by Mr. Gerald Balfour.) The London and North Western Railway Company have made application to the Local Government Board for their approval of a scheme for providing housing accommodation for 840 persons of the working classes near Gloucester Gate, Regent's Park. The Board have not received any objections to the scheme, but an inquiry with regard to it will be held by one of their inspectors on the 30th instant, at the Town Hall, St. Pancras. The inspector will be prepared to receive at the inquiry any representation as to the suitability of the site or the advantages of any other site.