HC Deb 07 August 1919 vol 119 cc533-4
30. Major BARNETT

asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he is aware that two considerable areas of the Regent's Park have now been closed to the public for fourteen months owing to the condition of the fences between this park and the canal; and, if so, whether he will take steps to compel the Regent's Canal Company to repair these fences without further delay?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The Regent's Canal and Dock Company are being repeatedly pressed both by my Department and by the Canal Control Committee of the Board of Trade to repair the fences in question. As these measures are ineffective, I am considering what further action it may be possible to take.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that nine months have now elapsed since the signing of the Armistice?


I am perfectly well aware of that fact, but what has that to do with this?