§ Sir HENRY CRAIK
asked the First Commissioner of Works whether, in case it becomes necessary or expedient to provide further buildings in any of the Royal parks, he will apply to Parliament for funds to defray the expense, instead of resorting to private munificence for the purpose?
So long as private munificence is so opportunely and generously proffered for the beautification of the parks and the benefit of the children, especially in cases where I might not feel justified in spending public funds—I shall be tempted to encourage rather than to check the beneficent stream.
§ Sir H. CRAIK
Arising out of that, may I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether without placing a serious burden on the public purse he could not give Parliament an opportunity of deciding whether or not the green spaces in the parks should be interfered with by refreshment rooms and kiosks?
I have always given Parliament as many opportunities as possible of criticising my actions.