HC Deb 25 November 1937 vol 329 cc1410-1
83. Mr. McGhee

asked the Minister of Transport whether the Leicester Corporation is applying, or has applied, the Restriction of Ribbon Development Act in respect of the new street which is to be built from St. Nicolas Street to Foundry Square, and in that connection whether terms have been agreed for the purchase of the Archdeacon's chapel and graveyard and the Schuster Finishing Company's warehouse and factory, and, if so, what these terms are; what is the area of the land in each case; and what is the present rateable value of the warehouse and factory?

Mr. Burgin

The corporation a few days ago submitted for my approval a resolution adopting the provisions of Section 2 of the Act as respects this road. The road will form part of a ring road towards the construction of which my predecessor promised a grant. The prices paid for individual properties, whether fixed by agreement or by arbitration, do not require to be reported to me until the final accounts and claim for grant are submitted for the complete scheme.