MR. GIBSON BOWLES: (Lynn Regis)
To ask the hon. Member for Chorley, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether, in view of the condition of the ride of Rotten Row, especially that portion of it lying east of the barracks, and of the long period during which this ride has been neglected, he can give an assurance that it will be now put into and kept in complete order by the remaking of the roadway, and by the allocation to it of a sufficient staff to keep it drained and in repair; and whether he can arrange that some sum, corresponding to the £4,000 recently spent on replacing over an acre of grass in the Green Park by a broad path leading no whither, can now be expended on Rotten Row.
(Answered by Lord Balcarres.) The First Commissioner regrets that he is unable to give any assurance that the foundations of the ride in question will be remade this year, though he is anxious to do all in his power, by placing fresh sand, to improve its condition. The Answer to the concluding paragraph is in the negative.