HC Deb 03 April 1862 vol 166 cc531-2

said, he thought that the inhabitants of the metropolis ought to have fuller details than they now possessed with regard to a scheme which was estimated to cost a million and a half of money. He would therefore move for a Return of the estimated expenditure to carry into effect the provisions of the Thames Embankment Bill.

Motion made, and Question proposed, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the estimated Expenditure to carry into effect the provisions of the Thames Embankment Bill; distinguishing the cost of the filling-in and the masonry of the Embankment, the gross amount of the compensation for wharfage and river frontage, the cost of each approach to the Embankment, and of each of the other streets and improvements mentioned in the Bill, including compensation and all other expenses; also the cost of the Low Level Sewer, the length of the Embankment and of each Street, together with a Plan of the Embankment, Streets, and Improvements.


seconded the Motion.


said, that his objection to giving the Returns was, that all these details would be thoroughly sifted by the Committee to which the Bill would be referred.

Notice taken, that 40 Members were not present; House counted; and 40 Members not being present,

The House was adjourned at a quarter after Two o'clock.