§ MR. BRADY
said, he wished to put a question to the noble Lord the Chief Commissioner of Works with regard to the state of the River Thames. It was a notorious fact that hon. Gentlemen sitting in the Committee Rooms and in the Library were utterly unable to remain there in consequence of the stench which arose from the river; and he wished to know if the noble Lord has taken any measures for mitigating the effluvium and discontinuing the nuisance.
§ LORD JOHN MANNERS
said, he was very sorry to tell the hon. Gentleman that the River Thames was not in his jurisdiction, and therefore not under his control.