HC Deb 17 May 1904 vol 135 cc33-4
MR. COGHILL (Stoke-upon-Trent)

To ask the hon. Member for Chorley, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, if he can state what is the reason why the fountains at the Bayswater end of the Long Water in Kensington Gardens are not playing; and whether he is aware that it is now more than eighteen months since they last played.

(Answered by Lord Balcarres.) The stoppage of the fountains was occasioned by the renewal and reconstruction of the boiler and pumping plant at the engine station at the head of the lake. They were stopped, I am informed, in June last year, but were going for a fortnight at Easter. It is expected that they will be at work again in the course of the summer.