HC Deb 22 March 1907 vol 171 c1274
MR. VIVIAN (Birkenhead)

To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether those responsible for the administration of Crown lands have power to give lands for the purpose of public open spaces.

(Answered by Mr. Runciman.) There is no power to make free gifts of Crown lands for the purposes of public open spaces, except possibly where it may be considered necessary or proper in connection with the conversion of any part of the Crown estates into building land.