HC Deb 09 April 1886 vol 304 cc1158-9
MR. ERNEST DENISON (York, N.R., Whitby)

asked the honourable Member for North West Staffordshire, Whether his attention has been called to the opposition offered by the Thames Conservancy Commissioners to the construction of a direct ferry between Greenwich and the Isle of Dogs; and, seeing that the necessity for such a means of communication has been admitted by both Houses of Parliament, and such a work would give occupation to hundreds of the unemployed, whether he is aware that a Company already exists with full powers to carry out this undertaking, and is only deterred from doing so by the obstructive action of the Thames Conservancy; whether such action has been taken in consequence of any communication from the Board of Works; and, whether, having abandoned their own scheme for providing one, they will use their influence with the Conservancy Commissioners to hasten the completion of the work?


, in reply, said, this matter was within the jurisdiction, not of the Office of Works, but of the Metropolitan Board of Works.