HC Deb 08 May 1885 vol 298 c19

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he will consider the great importance of granting increased facilities for the more rapid delivery of fish from railway and other vans at Billingsgate Market, and giving effect to the suggestion contained in Mr. Spencer Walpole's Report on the inadequate accommodation at Billingsgate Market by the utilisation of the unoccupied quay in front of the Custom House?


in reply, said, that he was sensible of the evils to which the hon. Member referred; but he thought it was hardly correct to say that Mr. Walpole had suggested the particular remedy. Mr. Walpole said that he had only mentioned the suggestion because it was made seriously, but that he did not suppose there was the least chance of its being adopted. That, he found, was also the view taken by the Custom House authorities.