MR. HARVEY LEWIS
asked the honourable Member for Bath, or, in his absence, the honourable Member for Colchester, Whether it is true that the Metropolitan Board of Works is about to use granite in the construction of the Chelsea Embankment, and whether the cost of such granite is not about double the price of the stone which had been selected for the construction of the Embankment; and, if he can state what is the reason that granite is now to be used instead of the stone formerly selected?
§ DR. BREWER
replied, that it was correct that the Metropolitan Board of Works was about to use granite in the construction of the Chelsea Embankment. No other stone had been selected by the Metropolitan Board of Works for constructing the Embankment, and therefore no comparison of prices could be made. Granite was to be used because it was deemed the most suitable for the work, and, as before stated, it was the only stone that had ever met with the approbation of the Board for this purpose.