HC Deb 04 April 1910 vol 16 c29

asked the Prime Minister whether any communications have passed between the London County Council and the Government with regard to the sale of the site of the Duke of York's School; whether he is aware that the London County Council and the borough councils concerned regard the proposed erection of blocks of flats upon the open space in question as a menace to the amenities and the health of the district; and whether the Government can see their way to temporarily suspend progress with their scheme until the London County Council, as the authority primarily responsible for the health of the Metropolis, shall have had an opportunity of making further representations to the Government?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Hobhouse) (for the Prime Minister)

A representation on the subject has been made by the London County Council, but the Government see no reason for suspending proceedings in connection with this scheme; nor is it considered, regard being had to the exceptionally large area of open space in the neighbourhood, that there is any ground for anticipating the prejudicial effects suggested in the hon. Member's question.