HC Deb 07 March 1878 vol 238 cc872-3

asked the First Commissioner of Works, in reference to a statement made by him last year as to the erection of a house in Hyde Park, If he will further explain what is the purpose to which a second house now being built in the same portion of the Park will be applied?


Sir, the second house to which the Question of my hon. Friend refers makes no fresh encroachment on the Park. He will, no doubt, remember that last year I asked the House to vote the sum of £500 to pull down and re-build the old storehouses in Hyde Park, which were in a very dilapidated condition, and quite unfit to protect the tools and implements used for the arrangement and cultivation of the Parks. The object for which this new building is being erected is to replace the old storehouses, and it is built almost on the identical site and within the storeyard.