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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    ...houses in which respectable tradesmen reside.

    A: Actually in the houses in which respectable tradesmen reside that are rated from £50 and £60 to £70 a year.

    Q: Can anything exceed the necessity of getting rid of this accumulated filth

    A: Nothing can exceed the necessity

          Mr Warren being asked whether he disputes any of these facts states that he does not

          Mr Wright being asked whether he disputes these facts states that he does not dispute the necessity of the improvement of Sunderland, but that does not admit the high colourings of the witness.

    Mr Paget: Are you telling me simple facts with regard to the extremely wretched accom...