§ *SIR FRANCIS POWELL (Wigan)
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of 814 Works whether he has considered the; risk to the Albert Memorial and the Albert Hall which may be caused by the proposed electric railway at Kensington; and whether he proposes to institute inquiries and to take action should the reports be unfavourable.
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER or WORKS (Mr. AKERS DOUGLAS, Kent,) St. Augustine's
Yes, Sir. The matter is under careful consideration as regards the Albert Memorial, but for the Albert Hall I am not responsible. The Government are in communication with the promoters of the Bill, and any necessary precautions for the safety of the Memorial beyond those provided in the Bill will be insisted upon. There will, of course, be other Government interests to be protected.