§ MR CLAUDE HAY
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works whether arrangements have been made, or negotiations are proceeding, between His Majesty's Office of Works and the London County Council, or other parties, as to providing the cost of removing the three houses at Charing Cross, the removal of which is necessary to complete the Charing Cross end of the Mall improvement; and whether he proposes that the cost of removing these houses shall be met wholly or partly by His Majesty's Government, the London County Council, or others.
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (Mr. HARCOURT,) Lancashire, Rossendale
The reply to the first paragraph is in the negative. In reply to the second paragraph I can only say that I am not making any proposals in the matter. I would refer the hon. Member to my reply on this subject on 4th July.†
§ MR. CLAUDE HAY
Has the right hon. Gentleman taken steps of any sort or kind to secure the removal of these houses?