HC Deb 01 August 1912 vol 41 c2241
36. Mr. ASTOR

asked the hon. Member for St. George's-in-the-East, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether boys are allowed to bathe, and do bathe, in the canal in Regent's Park; and whether the water in the canal is partly derived from sewage effluents?

Mr. WEDGWOOD BENN (Lord of the Treasury)

The Regent's Canal is not under the jurisdiction of the First Commissioner, and he has no power to issue bathing regulations in respect of it.

37. Mr. ASTOR

asked whether boys are allowed to bathe in the lakes in Regent's Park?


It has been considered inadvisable to permit bathing in these lakes.