§ * MR. LEA (St. Pancras, E.)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that the Midland Railway Company have bought land situated between Euston Road and Phoenix Street, and Ossulston Street and Chalton Street, in East St. Pancras, with a view to the extension of their terminus; whether he is aware that this scheme will affect from 2,000 to 3,000 of the working classes; and, if so, what steps does he propose to take to ensure that the railway company in question shall rehouse these people.
§ MR. JOHN BURNS
I have made inquiry on the subject and am informed that the company have purchased the freehold interest in the land referred to, but that before they can use it for the purposes of their undertaking they must obtain express Parliamentary authority. I will see that in connection with any Bill having this object the point to which my hon. friend refers is not lost sight of.