§ MR. C. B. DENISON
said, he wished to ask the First Commissioner of Works, What are the rights of the Crown over that portion of Hyde Park known as Hamilton Gardens; and whether, now that a portion of the Gardens are to be taken for the widening of the public thoroughfare in Park Lane, any objection exists to throwing open the remaining portion to public use?
§ MR. LAYARD
said, in reply, that the rights of the Crown over Hamilton Gardens were the same as over the rest of Hyde Park. A portion of Hamilton Gardens was to be taken to make the new access to Piccadilly, if the Metropolitan Board of Works carried out that scheme. A very small portion would have to be given up; but, under present circumstances, it was not desirable to make any change in regard to throwing open the remaining portion to the public.