HC Deb 11 June 1858 vol 150 c1921

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.


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.