§ Major Sir RICHARD BARNETT
(by Private Notice) asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it is at the request or with the approval of the Treasury that the Commissioners of Crown Lands are offering for sale on building lease 2½ acres of land (known as the Abbey Lodge site) near the Hanover Gate of the Regent's Park; and whether the proposed erection of flats on that site would not violate a pledge publicly given in both Houses of Parliament at the time when land was granted to the Bedford College for Women, that under no circumstances would any further building be permitted either in the Regent's Park or on the Crown lands immediately adjacent thereto?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Churchill)
This and another question on the same subject by my hon. and gallant Friend were not received in my office until this morning. In the short time at my disposal I have been unable to acquaint myself fully with the facts of the situation. But I understand that no date for the reception of tenders has yet been published, and moreover that this date will not be before the end of November. In the meantime I will look carefully into the matter, and communicate with my hon. and gallant Friend before the House re-assembles.