HC Deb 07 June 1877 vol 234 cc1442-3

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether he intends to place before the Lords' Committee now inquiring "into the operation of existing Statutes in regard to the formation of, and proceedings by, Commissioners of Sewers, Drainage and Navigation Boards" any evidence as to the non-navigable condition of the Upper Thames, and the consequent closing of the water communication, created at great cost in the last century, between the Thames and the Severn, and with reference to which a communication from the County and City of Gloucester was made to the Board of Trade in February last?


in reply, said the best answer he could give to that Question was, that the engineer of the Thames and the Severn Navigation had been, or would be, summoned to give evidence before the Committee of the House of Lords.