HC Deb 05 November 1908 vol 195 cc1378-9
MR. B. S. STRAUS (Tower Hamlets, Mile End)

To ask Mr. Attorney-General whether he contemplates that the pending action upon the question of the acquisition of the lessees' interest in Spitalfields Market will be disposed of in time to enable the Stepney Borough Council to exercise its option of purchase, or take a lease of the market within the period of six months after the expiration of ten years from the passing of the City of London (Spitalfield's Market) Act, 1902, and as contemplated by Section 20 of such Act.

(Answered by Sir William Robson.) I have every hope that the pending litigation will be determined in ample time to admit of the exercise by the borough council of Stepney of its option to acquire the interests of the corporation of London in Spitalfields Market should the borough council be desirous of acquiring them.