Mr. Alderman Wood
presented a petition signed by 42,000 persons, praying, that Waterloo, Vauxhall, and Southwark bridges might be thrown open to the public. The worthy alderman then moved for the appointment of a Select Commit tee, to take into consideration the several plans for the improvement of the metropolis, concerning which reports were made in this House in the years 1836, 1338, 1839, and 1840, together with any other plans for the same object which they may deem worthy of consideration; and also the petitions presented to this House for the purchase of the interests of the proprietors of Waterloo, Southwark and Vauxhall bridges, in order to their being immediately opened to the use of the public free from toil; and to report their 1166 opinion as to the expediency of adopting any of the said improvements, and also, as to the best means of carrying the same into effect. He stated, that it was in contemplation to form a new street from Southwark bridge to the Bank.
§ Motion agreed to.—Adjourned,