§ MR. W. B. BEAUMONT
said, he wished to ask the First Commissioner of Works, Whether he proposes to cut down any more trees near the monument to the late Prince Consort; if so, how many; and generally what are his intentions as to laying out Hyde Park in that neighbourhood?
§ LORD JOHN MANNERS
stated, in reply, that he did not propose to cut down any more trees of the slightest importance in order to make a drive to the south of the Albert Memorial in Hyde Park this year. As to what was intended to be done generally with respect to the laying out of the Park in that neighbourhood, he could only repeat the answer he had already given to the right hon. Member for Hertford (Mr. Cowper). It was proposed to 717 make this year a drive to the south of the Albert Memorial, and it would be necessary to build anew lodge at the Exhibition Road Gate, as well as at the other side of Queen's Gate. There would, also, be a drive made from the Serpentine to the Exhibition Road. Those were the entire of the works with which it was intended to proceed this year. Next year it would, he thought, be necessary to take- a Vote for the purpose of re-laying and re-forming the ground to the north of the Albert Memorial.