HC Deb 13 June 1872 vol 211 cc1686-7

asked the First Commissioner of Works, Whether the financial position of the Government toll bridge at Chelsea has improved or otherwise during the past two years; whether any of the land surrounding Battersea Park has within such period been sold; and, when the freedom from toll anticipated and intended to be provided for by the Act of 1858 may be expected?


, in reply, said, the balance of the debt charged on Chelsea Bridge up to 1870 was £101,604, and he was happy to inform the hon. Member that in March, 1872, it was reduced to £92,000. From that fact, and from the accounts which had been laid on the Table of the House, the hon. Member would be able to form his own conclusions as to when the debt would be entirely liquidated. With regard to the land around Battersea Park, three-quarters of an acre had been sold during the period named in the Question for the sum of £3,250.