HC Deb 14 March 1918 vol 104 c483

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he has received any application for the extension of time for purchasing property for the construction of the new St. Paul's Bridge; and whether he has granted the same or whether, in view of the changed circumstances in London owing to the War, he will consider the desirability of all preparations for this new bridge being discontinued until after the War is over?


The Local Government Board have made two Orders under the Special Acts (Extension of Time) Act, 1915, for the extension of the time limited for the compulsory purchase of lands under the Corporation of London (Bridges) Act, 1911, and they have before them an application for an Order to extend the time for a further period of one year. The Act of 1915 was passed to enable Government Departments to extend the periods limited for the exercise of powers under local acts, and I am not aware of any reason why the City Corporation should not have the benefit of the Act, so as to prevent their powers from lapsing.