§ MR. BONSOR (Surrey, Wimbledon)
asked the First Commissioner of Works, Whether his attention has been called to the insanitary condition of the Ornamental Water in Battersea Park; and, if so, whether he can see his way to have it remedied before the summer months?
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER (Mr. PLUNKET) (Dublin University)
My attention has been called to the state of the Ornamental Water in Battersea Park. I am informed that the shallow portion of the Lake was cleaned out last spring; that the water of the remainder is comparatively deep; and that there is a considerable change in it twice each day, owing to the action of the tide; and I am assured by my officers, who have reported upon the matter, that it is not in an insanitary state, and that no smell can be perceived from it. It would cost, at least, £2,000 to clean out the deep part of the Lake; and I regret to say I have not got the money.