HC Deb 12 March 1913 vol 50 cc228-9
14. Mr. CASSEL

asked the hon. Member for St. George's-in-the-East, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether two night watchmen previously employed to patrol Regent's Park are no longer employed, and whether their duties are discharged by gardeners; what are the hours worked by the gardeners on whom these new duties are now thrown; and whether they are paid any, and, if so, what extra remuneration in respect of such additional services?

Mr. WEDGWOOD BENN (Lord of the Treasury)

Two men, formerly employed as night watchmen in Regent's Park, are now employed as labourers on ordinary day duty, while two labourers have been made night watchmen. The change was necessary for disciplinary reasons. The men made night watchmen are paid the usual rate, namely, 4s. 6d. per night in respect of a seven-night week of sixty-three hours on the average.


Is it not the case that these duties have been done by the gardeners?


Two labourers have been appointed to carry out those duties.