§ MR. LABOUCHERE
asked the Chairman of the Metropolitan Board of Works, What steps are being taken to secure the completion of the building on the Thames Embankment which was originally let for an Opera House?
§ SIR JAMES M'GAREL-HOGG
I beg to inform the hon. Member that the site originally intended for an opera house was let, upwards of a year ago, for the erection of an hotel, private dwelling-houses, or such public buildings as the Metropolitan Board might approve. Requests for extension of time for sending in plans have been made more than once and complied with by the Board, and a further application has been made this morning, which is now under consideration.