HC Deb 17 March 1875 vol 222 cc2030-2

Order for Second Reading read.


, in moving that the Bill be now read a second time, said, its object was to give facilities to not less than two-thirds of the owners of any open space in the metropolis to throw it open for public use, leaving the power to any dissatisfied owner to bring an appeal before the Local Government Board, with a view to inquiry and redress, so that the smallest objection of the humblest individual so interested might not be overruled, excepting by means of a Provisional Order of the Local Government Board sanctioned by Parliament. The hon. Member concluded by moving the second reading of the Bill.


, in seconding the Motion, hoped the second reading would be agreed to, and the details left to be considered in Committee.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Mr. Whalley).


said, that speaking on behalf of the Metropolitan Board of "Works, he must express the opinion that the measure would be quite useless. With reference to the improvement of Leicester Square, the experience as to the cost incurred and likely still to be incurred in connection with it was a warning to the Board, rather than an example, in taking upon their hands any other of the metropolitan open spaces.

And it being a quarter of an hour before Six of the clock, the Debate stood adjourned till To-morrow.