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Munition Factory (Hackney Marshes)

Volume 163: debated on Thursday 3 May 1923

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is now in a position to make a statement as to the restoration of the land at present occupied by a munition factory on the Hackney Marshes, especially in view of the advent of summer; and whether, in view of the statement of the chairman of the parks committee of the London County Council with regard to the expenditure incurred by that authority, he will endeavour, as soon as possible, to come to an agreement with this authority and start the work forthwith?

I have caused inquiries to be made of the clerk to the parks committee of the London County Council with regard to the statement said to have been made by the chairman, but have not succeeded in identifying it. Perhaps my hon. and gallant Friend would be good enough to send me a copy. I am unable at the moment to add anything to the previous answers that my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer has given on this subject, but I can assure my hon. and gallant Friend that, so far as the Disposal and Liquidation Commission is concerned, everything possible is being done to hasten a settlement, and I understand that a letter addressed by them to the London County Council on 1st February last is now under active discussion at the Council, to whom several reminders have been sent.