§ MR. HARVEY LEWIS
said, he would beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works, Whether the earth embankment (about 200 feet long and twelve feet in width) as well as buildings in the Regent's Park, outside the grounds of St. Dunstan's Villa, are included in the Lease from the Crown of that Villa and grounds; and whether the buildings and shrubberies 1393 in the Regent's Park outside the grounds of Holford House are included in the lease from the Crown of that Villa and grounds; or whether such embankments and buildings are erected upon ground appropriated at the time the Park was thrown open to the public as o pen spaces; and whether such embankments and buildings have been erected with the consent of the First Commissioner of Works, and are intended as permanent erections?
§ MR. COWPER
said, in reply, that the earth embankment alluded to by the hon. Member had been erected on that portion of Regent's Park which was let on yearly tenure. The person who erected the mound did not, previous to his erecting it, make any communication to the Board of Works. On being asked his reason for erecting the mound he stated that his object was to conceal certain green-houses and manure heaps from the public view. The Board of Works did not think it necessary to remove the mound altogether, but they required the person who had erected it to lower it considerably.