HC Deb 11 December 1857 vol 148 c552

said, he wished to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether the consent of the Government is likely to be given to any proposition of the Corporation of the City of London to build over the site of Smithfield Market, whether for a dead meat market or any other purpose?


said, he believed it was the intention of the Corporation of London to introduce in the ordinary manner a private Bill for establishing a dead meat market in some part of the town not far from Smithfield. The question might arise whether some small portion of that ground which was claimed by the Crown on the site of the old Cattle Market should be devoted to that purpose. The Government, however, had not come to any agreement with the Corporation on the subject, and it was intended to leave the matter entirely to the decision of the Select Committee to which the Bill would necessarily be referred.