James Hills Evidence

James Hills Evidence
  • Title: James Hills Evidence

  • Date : 1847

  • Catalogue number : Parliamentary Archives HL/PO/PB/5/13/10

  • Description :

    Opposed private bill committee evidence on the Sunderland Improvement works. James Hills, the local ironmonger, gave evidence in favour of the introduction of the Bill, despite its possible repercussions on his business.

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  • Transcript:

    A: ...of Guardians
    Q: Are you also one of the Commissioners
    A: Yes
    Q: Under which Act
    A: The Bishop Wearmouth and also the Highway Act
    Q: Of the Bridge
    A: No, not of the Bridge
    Q: Then you were one of those parties who were promoting another Bull with the same objects
    A: No, I never sanctioned the promotion by the Commissioners
    Q: but the Commissioners did promote a Bill
    A: Yes
    Q: Was the object of that Bill also to remove in another mode these great nuisances
    A: Yes, precisely the same