HC Deb 06 December 1922 vol 159 c1754
62. Brigadier-General NICHOLSON

asked the Minister of Labour, as representing the Ministry of Health, whether he is aware that large blocks of tenements, known as the Peabody Buildings, Buckingham Gate, in the City of Westminster, are now standing vacant; and whether he proposes to take any steps to prevent these tenements being pulled down at a time when the shortage of houses in London is so acute?


The matter is not one in which my right hon. Friend has any power to intervene. He is informed, however, that the Peabody Dwellings at Buckingham Gate, which have been sold, were out of date; that a modern building has been erected by the Peabody Trustees in Westminster for the purpose of rehousing the late occupants of the Buckingham Gate Dwellings; and that this building would not have been erected but for the arranged sale of the Buckingham Gate site.