HC Deb 11 July 1927 vol 208 cc1903-4

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this be the First Schedule to the Bill."


I should like to know something about the stopping of these passageways. Lovers of old London may like to know that the old passageway from Houndsditch to Phil's Buildings is to be stopped. The hon. Member for Argyllshire (Mr. Macquisten) if he was in the House now would be interested to learn that so much of the passageway known as Borer's Passage, as would lie on the south-west side of a straight line drawn from the north-east corner of No. 1, Borer's Passage to the north-west corner of No. 2, Borer's Passage, is to be stopped, and members of the Committee might like to take a last walk along these old bits of London. I should like to know whether any objections have been taken by any persons who are interested in these passageways.

Viscount WOLMER

The Select Committee very carefully examined this point, and found that there is no objection in any quarter. These passages, as a matter of fact, are part of a very dilapidated slum, and the amenities of London will be improved by the building we propose to erect upon them.

First Schedule agreed to.

Second Schedule—(Properties of which portions may be taken by the Postmaster-General), agreed to.

Bill reported, without Amendment; read the Third time and passed.