HC Deb 12 March 1855 vol 137 cc407-8

said, he rose to ask the right hon. Baronet the First Commissioner of Works whether it was the intention of Her Majesty's Government to take any steps during the present Session of Parliament in reference to the Report of the Select Committee of last Session upon Metropolitan Bridges?


in reply, said, that the Board of Works did not possess any funds with which to execute the metropolitan improvements recommended by the Select Committee of last Session, nor was it the intention of the Government to propose to Parliament to provide any funds for this purpose out of the public purse. His right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Health (Sir B. Hall) intended, if possible, to introduce that evening a Bill for the better local government of the metropolis, which would contain a clause empowering the local government of the metropolis to provide funds for metropolitan improvements, and for the execution of works similar to those recommended by the Select Committee of last year.