§ MR. LOCKE
said, he wished to ask the First Commissioner of Works, Whether he is informed that it is the intention of the Metropolitan Board of Works to appropriate a portion of Southwark Park to building purposes, such appropriation being entirely contrary to the wishes of the Inhabitants and Ratepayers of the Borough?
§ MR. AYRTON
Sir, I have no precise information of the proceedings of the Metropolitan Board of Works; but I have reason to believe that they are endeavouring to do equal justice between the ratepayers and inhabitants of Southwark, and the ratepayers and inhabitants of the rest of the metropolis; and I have no doubt that the ratepayers and 1001 inhabitants of Southwark will not be oppressed so long as they are protected by the hon. Member.