§ 53. Mr. LOOKER
asked the Minister of Agriculture if he can state the reason for the delay in leasing the vacant site on Crown property between Nos. 86 and 90, Regent Street: and whether any negotiations are now pending for the leasing of this site?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Guinness)
This site has a frontage of only 37 feet to Regent Street and of 33 feet 6 inches to Glasshouse Street, and on account of the small amount of window space available and the heavy cost of building in accordance with the approved design for the Quadrant, it has been difficult to let. It has twice been put up to public tender, but no offer was received on either occasion. Arrangements have now been completed by private treaty for a building lease to date from the 10th October last, and it is understood that the new building will be erected forthwith.