HC Deb 11 March 1887 vol 312 cc24-5
MR. SALT (Stafford)

asked the Chairman of the Metropolitan Board of Works, Under what Parliamentary powers the Board is acting in accepting a tender of £406,000 for sewage precipitation works at Barking; whether this expenditure is final; and, what further expenditure is contemplated at the outfalls of Barking and Crossness?

THE CHAIRMAN (Sir JAMES M'GAREL HOGG) (Middlesex, Hornsey)

I may state that a tender, amounting to £406,000, for the sewage works about to be executed at Barking was accepted by the Board, in pursuance of the powers of the 135th Section of the Metropolis Management Act, 1875, and of other provisions conferring jurisdiction upon the Board with reference to the disposal of sewage and refuse from the sewers of the Metropolis, and for the purpose of preventing the discharge of sewage sludge into the Thames. The £406,000 applies to the works at Barking only, and is not final. A further sum will probably have to be expended in the completion of the works at both outfalls and the purchase of sludge ships.