HC Deb 11 March 1926 vol 192 cc2586-7

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that certain open spaces in London are being handed over to the builder; and will he consider what steps he can take in the interest of the community to prevent the usurpation of light and air which is thus caused?


I have no official information on the subject. I should have no authority to intervene in the matter, though I understand that the London County Council or the Metropolitan Borough Councils concerned have the power, if they think fit to exercise it, to acquire land of the kind mentioned, by agreement. It is also reported that the London County Council have decided to prepare a town planning scheme for land including certain of the London squares. I have not at present received notice of the scheme, which will, of course, require my approval.


Will the Minister make special inquiry into the cases of the Foundling Hospital site and Morning-ton Crescent?


Yes, Sir, I will with pleasure.