HL Deb 21 July 1858 vol 151 c1866

On Motion,


said, it would be useless to purify the Thames unless they stopped those noxious trades that were carried on on the south side of the river. At present there was a most unfortunate defect in the law with regard to those noxious trades, for the Act did not affect those which were established when it passed, though as to grave yards already existing there was power given to suppress them. He suggested to the Government to consider whether they should not put in a clause giving power to inspectors to visit these places, so that either with or without compensation such horrible nuisances might be suppressed.


had no doubt that many of the places referred to were a great nuisance to the surrounding neighbourhoods, though originally they had probably been constructed in the suburbs of the city, and the city had afterwards closed around them. This Bill did not, it was true, go so far as his noble Friend required, yet it gave the Privy Council power to inquire into any such matters as those referred to.


said, it did not give them the power of suppression.

Bill read 2a and committed to a Committee of the whole House To-morrow.

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