HC Deb 29 October 1906 vol 163 c681
SIR SAMUEL SCOTT (Marylebone, W.)

To ask the First Commissioner of Works whether in view of the feeling existing amongst residents in Regent's Park, he will replace the existing oak fencing with fencing of the same material instead of by iron railings; and whether he can give any estimate as to the approximate cost of upkeep per year with regard to painting and otherwise of oak fencing and iron railings.

(Answered by Mr. Harcourt.) The recent cost of upkeep of the oak fence has been £250 per annum as compared with an estimated cost of £20 per annum for iron fencing. The cost of replacing the whole fencing in oak as at present would be £12,000, and in iron £4,200. I regret that in these circumstances I do not see my way to renew the oak fencing.