HC Deb 22 March 1887 vol 312 cc1141-2
MR. BAUMANN (Camberwell, Peckham)

asked the Chairman of the Metropolitan Board of Works, Whether the Metropolitan Board of Works have ordered the Canterbury Road, situate between the parishes of St. Giles's, Camberwell, and St. Paul's, Deptford, should be, for the purpose of paving, under the exclusive management of the Vestry of Camberwell; whether the Metropolitan Board have ordered and directed in what proportions the cost of paving and making the roadway should be borne by the Camberwell Vestry and the Greenwich District Board; whether he is aware that Canterbury Road is still unpaved and an insanitary swamp; and, whether the Metropolitan Board of Works will compel the Local Authorities to put the road into a proper condition?

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

The position of the parishes of St. Giles, Camberwell, and St. Paul, Deptford, with reference to the Canterbury Road, is one, I am informed, of considerable legal difficulty; but, as a matter of fact, the Board made an Order on July 31, 1885, vesting the care and management of the whole road in the Vestry of St. Giles, Camberwell, with the direction that one-half of the expense of the maintenance and repair should be paid by the District of Greenwich to the Vestry of Camberwell. The Metropolitan Board is advised that it is for the Vestry of Camberwell to enforce the terms of this Order, and take steps to recover from the District Board of Greenwich their share of such expense; and I am afraid that the Board has no power to move further in the matter.