Mr. EDMUND HARVEY
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board a question, of which I have given him private notice: Whether his attention has been called to the critical state of the negotiations between the London County Council and the Hammersmith Metropolitan Borough Council with regard to the purchase of St. Peter's Square from the firm of builders who have already begun to erect houses upon it, and whether he can assist either by sanctioning a loan extending over a prolonged period, or in any other way, to save this valuable open space for the use of the public?
§ Mr. BURNS
It would be a misfortune, both for London and for Hammersmith, if this desirable garden square was built upon. I trust that the London County Council to-morrow, and the Hammersmith Borough Council on Wednesday, will jointly take such steps as may save this open space to the public. Any assistance the Local Government Board can give will be sympathetically given, either in w ay of loan facility or otherwise.