HL Deb 16 July 1863 vol 172 cc856-7

Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a: (The Lord President.)


expressed his distrust of the works which were being carried out by the Metropolitan Board of Works for the drainage of London, as being enormously expensive and likely to prove entirely in- efficient. He objected both to the pollution of the river, and to the dilution of the sewage by its mixture with the rainfall, which would render it unfit for agricultural purposes. The Metropolitan Board of Works were not a municipality, and therefore ought not to assume the character and functions of one.

Motion agreed to: Bill read 2a accordingly, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House To-morrow.

House adjourned at Eight o'clock, till To-morrow, half past Ten o'clock.