§ 24. Mr. RYE
asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to the high buildings now in course of erection in Air Street, Regent Street; and whether steps will be taken to prevent similar buildings being erected on Crown land which will restrict and diminish the free access of light and air, and thereby injure the health of residents?
I have been asked to reply. The buildings in question form part of the rebuilding scheme for the Regent Street quadrant, which is being carried out in accordance with designs passed by the local authorities concerned and approved by the Commissioners of Crown Lands. The Commissioners have received no complaints on account of the height of the buildings, which conform to the requirements of the London Building Act. It is not a residential area, and I am advised that there is no ground for the anxiety suggested in the latter part of the question.