§ 24. Sir J. BOYTON
asked the First Commissioner of Works if it is intended to restore the gates which have been removed from various entrances to Regent's Park so soon as peace is restored; if it is necessary to erect a wall with reinforced con- 3181 crete piers and barbed wire entanglements inside the iron railings enclosing Marylebone Green upon which large buildings have been erected; and if these will be removed on conclusion of peace?
§ The FIRST COMMISSIONER of WORKS (Sir A. Mond)
No, Sir. For many years the gates at Park Square East, Park Square West, and York Gate were found to present a serious hindrance to traffic; they could not be closed owing to the levels of the road and have been removed accordingly, to the benefit of the public. The entanglement of wall will continue to be required as a protection to the buildings which store aircraft parts, etc., which are of considerable value and easily portable. The buildings, I fear, will have to remain for some time after the declaration of peace.