HC Deb 17 July 1905 vol 149 cc882-3

I beg to ask the hon. Member for Chorley, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, if he will state what amount of filth and nuisance was removed from the carriage drive in Hyde Park for the months of April, May, and June; what staff is required to attend to this department; what is done with the refuse, and, if sold, what does it realise; and whether if this nuisance can be diminished, it will add to the comfort and health of those using the park.

LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)

Five hundred and forty-six cubic yards of scavenging refuse were removed †See (4) Debates, cxli., 896. from the drives in Hyde Park in the three months named. The Office of Works has a staff of sweepers (averaging about twelve), but the actual removal of the refuse is carried out by a contractor, and the Office of Works is not concerned with his disposal of it. Nothing is received for the refuse from the contractor. The First Commissioner does not see what more effective measures can be taken for the carrying out of this service.