HC Deb 16 July 1883 vol 281 cc1502-3

asked the Chairman of the Metropolitan Board of Works, If he can state the cost to the ratepayers of the Metropolis of making new streets east of London Bridge, and the amount of the contributions of districts east of London Bridge for the general purposes of the Metropolis; and, whether the Report of the engineers of the Metropolitan Board of Works of August 1882 has ever been confirmed by the Board?


I am afraid, Sir, that, owing to the overlapping of districts, it would take a considerable time to prepare, with any degree of accuracy, the information asked by the hon. Member. The Report of the engineer has not been formally approved by the Board; but, as I have already informed the hon. Member for the Tower Hamlets (Mr. Ritchie), the Board has decided to proceed to Parliament for power to establish fresh communications, and the precise nature of the communications is under consideration by a committee.