27. Mr. POINTER
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether, in the event of the local authorities declining to purchase the leases of the enclosures in Regent's Park, the Government will consider the advisability of throwing open these enclosures in the public interest?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
Before renewing leases of any enclosure the Commissioners of Woods will consider, as has been done in, the past, what, if any, part can be opened with advantage to the public and without lessening the revenue producing capacity of the remainder of the enclosed premises, but I am unable to agree to open enclosures where a loss of public revenue would be sustained unless compensation for the loss is made.