HC Deb 24 June 1889 vol 337 c534

I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works, as Constitution Hill has now been partially opened for light traffic, whether he will be able to open the Mall through to Charing Cross; and, if he is unable at present so to extend the Mall, whether a temporary road could be made through Spring Gardens for the passage of light traffic direct from Hyde Park Corner to Charing Cross?


It was one of the recommendations of the Committee which reported upon the Admiralty and War Office sites in 1887 that the Mall should be opened into Charing Cross; and, as I have on several occasions explained to the House, I hope that, so soon as the contemplated additions to the Admiralty shall have made sufficient progress, their recommendations will be carried out; but the houses which it would be necessary to remove in order to effect this improvement are at present occupied by branches of the Admiralty which could not be lodged elsewhere without considerable additional expense.