SIR HENRY WINSTON-BARRON
said, he would beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works, If it is intended to widen Park Lane from Stanhope Gate to Oxford Street; and if any and what measures can be taken to abate the inconvenience now existing to foot passengers and carriages by the wooden barriers erected in Halkin Street, which have narrowed this great thoroughfare?
§ LORD JOHN MANNERS
Sir, it is intended to widen Park Lane from Stanhope Gate to Oxford Street; but I must inform the hon. Baronet that I cannot give him an answer to his second Question, as Halkin Street is not in any way under my supervision.
I do not know whether I may be allowed to answer the Question. The buildings in Halkin Street will take about two years to complete, and I do not know whether the hoarding can be removed before the end of that time.