HC Deb 13 March 1876 vol 227 c1867

asked the Chairman of the Metropolitan Board of Works, Whether it rests with that Board, as having the management of the Victoria Embankment, to remove the hoarding which has so long obstructed the eastern end of the Embankment at Black-friars Bridge; and, if so, when the public may expect its removal?


, in reply, said, the ground enclosed by the hoarding near Blackfriars Bridge was the property of the Corporation of London, as the purchaser from the Gaslight and Coke Company. Large claims had been made on the Metropolitan Board by the Gas Company and the District Railway Company in respect of the works of the Thames Embankment. The Board was endeavouring to arrange for a settlement of these claims, and it would, no doubt, form part of any settlement that the hoarding should be removed and the thoroughfare widened.