HC Deb 06 July 1882 vol 271 c1594

asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether his attention has been called to the unprotected condition of the banks of the Regent's Canal in Mile End, and to the frequent accidents which happen there owing to the absence of proper walls or fences between the canal and the public streets; and, whether he will take steps to require the proprietors of the canal to have it adequately fenced, and the safety of the inhabitants of the district thereby secured?


, in reply, said, that the Board of Trade had no authority whatever to interfere in the matter.