HC Deb 31 May 1849 vol 105 c1009

observed, that, some years ago, 10,000l had been voted by Parliament to promote the opening of Public Parks in the vicinity of large towns, and be wished to know in what way that money had been appropriated?


said, the sum of 10,000l had been voted in 1841 for the purposes stated by the hon. Member. Between 4,400l and 5,000l. of that money had already been appropriated for the purpose of promoting the formation of public parks, and applications were now before the Treasury to the amount of 3,000l. The regulations under which these advances were made, were, that the parties applying were to raise a sum at least equal in amount to that which they required to be advanced. The principal towns which had already obtained assistance from the grant were Dun-doe, Arbroath, Manchester, Portsmouth, and Preston; and the places from which applications were now pending were Leicester, Harrogate, Stockport, Sunderland, and Oldham.

Subject dropped.