HC Deb 03 March 1904 vol 131 cc64-5
MR. COGHILL (Stoke-upon-Trent)

I beg to ask the hon. Member for Chorley, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, if he can state how many houses and other buildings there are in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens; whether all of them are required at the present time, and whether he will take steps to secure the removal of all or some of them; what is the area occupied by the new police barracks in Hyde Park, and for how many men is accommodation there provided.

LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)

The buildings are Kensington Palace, the Ranger's house, sixteen lodges, the block of administrative offices, the powder magazine, guard-room, and lodge, one police station, one pumping engine-station, one refreshment pavilion, the Royal Humane Society's receiving-house, and sundry plant-houses, boat-houses, kiosks, stands, shelters, and public conveniences. All of these are required. The police-barracks occupy an area of 22,000 square feet, and accommodation is provided in them for thirty-seven police officers and prisoners.