Customs House (Lower Thames Street).

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 10th March 1937.

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Photo of Colonel William Carver Colonel William Carver , Howdenshire

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether he is now prepared to remove the staff of the Customs House from the wooden buildings on the terrace in Lower Thames Street and restore to the public the right of way and amenities which were taken away in the War and so give back to City workers the only place of recreation there?

Photo of Captain Hon. Arthur Hope Captain Hon. Arthur Hope , Birmingham Aston

I have been asked to reply. The position is still as stated in the answer which was given to my hon. and gallant Friend on 28th July last.

Photo of Colonel William Carver Colonel William Carver , Howdenshire

Is it not time that this war-time restriction was removed, and as it is part of the Tower Hill improvement scheme, ought not the Customs officials to be asked to find some other accommodation and so give the public its rights?

Photo of Captain Hon. Arthur Hope Captain Hon. Arthur Hope , Birmingham Aston

I will convey my hon. Friend's remarks to my right hon. Friend.