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Garden Bridge

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:02 pm on 7th September 2016.

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Photo of Steve Pound Steve Pound Shadow Minister (Northern Ireland) 7:02 pm, 7th September 2016

I am extremely grateful to the Minister for giving way. I must say that Earth has nothing to show more fair than the view from some of London’s bridges. Does he not agree that, over the years, London’s bridges have had houses, markets and shops on them? People have traded on them. They have been not just thoroughfares or tarmac arches in the sky, but glorious and marvellous examples of how to live, work and sell in the space above the river. Can the Government not be a little bit more proactive and positive and say that this is going back to one of the great glories of our city when there were occupied bridges and floral arches from one bank to the other—what a marvellous vision. I urge the Minister to articulate his views more strongly.