§ LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)
To ask the Secretary of State for War on what date and for what consideration, were the right of common on Woolwich Common acquired by the War Office. 1063 What is known as Woolwich Common formerly consisted of two commons, Woolwich and Charlton, which were respectively acquired under two Acts of 1803. Under these Acts, commissioners were appointed to inquire into existing rights and ascertain the compensation to be paid, and their decrees were to be final. About £9,000 was paid over Charlton and £3,000 over Woolwich in extinction of commonable rights.