§ MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)
asked the First Commissioner of Works, Whether the water from the new bathing lake in Victoria Park passes into the old bathing lake, and thence into the boating lake, which last thus becomes the receptacle of water twice polluted; and, whether the boating lake gives off an offensive smell?
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER (Mr. PLUNKET) (Dublin University)
, in reply, said, he was informed that, in the ordinary course of things, the water in Victoria Park should flow from the upper bathing lake to the lower bathing lake, and thence to the boating lake; and he could not for a moment I agree with the hon. Member that the water could be polluted by the inhabitants of the neighbourhood bathing in it. At the present moment there was, it was believed, some leakage, which prevented the free flow of water between these three lakes; and, although there was another service of water for the boating lake, its condition had not been all that could be desired during the last few days of hot weather. The leakage he had mentioned would be set right with as little delay as possible.