§ MR COGHILL (Stoke-on-Trent)
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works if he can state the number of trees that have been recently cut down in the course of widening Piccadilly; what has been the cost of the alteration; and if it is proposed to provide any new open space in substitution for the portion of the Green Park that has been taken away.
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (Mr. AKERS DOUGLAS,) Kent, St. Augustine's
Sixteen trees were cut 563 down, of which eight were in a decaying condition. Forty-eight new trees, on the other hand, have been planted either in the Park or on the footway. The expenditure on the works, some £8,500, is borne by the London County Council. On work within the Park the Office of Works has spent rather over £200. The answer to the last paragraph of my hon. friend's Question is in the negative.
§ MR. AKERS DOUGLAS
My hon. friend asks this Question the first day after the opening. I am assured that the congestion at Hamilton Place is much less already.