HC Deb 30 April 1923 vol 163 c988W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether he is aware that negotiations are on foot for the sale of the open space known as Arbour Square, Stepney; if any steps can be taken to prevent one of the few open spaces in the East End from being built on;

(2) whether his attention has been called to the fact that the gardens in front of Euston Station are advertised for sale as a building site; and if he can suggest any way by which this open space can be saved for the people of London?


I have no authority to intervene, but 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 the lands referred to by agreement.