§ MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, N. W.)
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works whether he has received a copy of a resolution passed unanimously at a large meeting held at the Mansion House, on the 13th instant, under the presidency of the Lord Mayor, to the effect that it would be a great boon to the people of London, as well as the people of Kingston, if Hampton Court Park were open to the public; whether this sufficiently meets his objection, that "the opening of the park could only be in obedience to the demand of the public generally"; and whether he will now favourably re-consider the question of opening the park to the public?
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (Mr. PLUNKET,) University of Dublin
A copy of the resolution referred to in the question has been received by me, and it is my intention to submit it for the consideration of Her Majesty's Government. At the same time I must observe that a desire on the part of the inhabitants of the neighbourhood of Hampton Court, or of any portion of the public, is by no means the only element in the question, as I fully explained in the Debate on the Estimates, when I was supported by a large majority of the Committee.