HC Deb 12 April 1888 vol 324 cc1051-2
MR. O. V. MORGAN (Battersea)

asked the hon. Member for the Knutsford Division of Cheshire, as representing the Metropolitan Board of Works, Whether it is true that 19 workmen employed in Battersea Park have received notice of dismissal, some of whom have been employed upwards of 20 years; and, what the Board propose to do with the ornamental stonework from Burlington House, which has been so long, and still is, lying in Battersea Park?

MR. TATTON EGERTON (Cheshire, Kuutsford)

, in reply, said, that 19 out of a total of a staff of 53 received notice of dismissal, and each individual case had been fully considered by the Committee on the Report of a superior officer. Of that number three were over 70 years of age; five were over 60; and seven over 50. Of the remainder one was dishonest, and the others were unfit for work. As regarded the ornamental stonework it was still lying in the Park; and the Board had no purpose to which the stones could be advantageously applied. The First Commissioner had accordingly been asked that they should be removed.