HC Deb 21 July 1881 vol 263 c1450

asked the First Commissioner of Works, If the same rules are in force as to watering Rotten Row and the carriage road leading to the Barracks in Hyde Park as existed in the time of the late lamented Mr. Adam?


Sir, no change whatever has been made in the arrangements for watering the Parks. The watering is provided for by contract, and the contractor is bound to keep the roads duly watered, so as to prevent dust. The contract has been taken for several years in succession by the same contractor, who has generally given satisfaction. I have had occasion, however, to call his attention to complaints which have recently been made. His answer is, that he has experienced great difficulties at times on account of the want of pressure in the water supply, which caused great delay in filling his carts. On Monday last the supply wholly failed, owing to the bursting of the mains. These difficulties are, I believe, removed, and there will, I hope, be no cause for complaint in the future.