HC Deb 18 August 1919 vol 119 c1911
67. Mr. BRIANT

asked the First Commissioner of Works if, in view of the fact that the football pitches provided by the London County Council are altogether inadequate to the needs of London and that the hundreds of clubs which have applied unsuccessfully are left without any facilities for winter sport, a portion of Hyde Park can be set apart for this purpose?


The areas in Hyde Park suitable for football are very limited, and there are, of course, innumerable uses for which the park is desired by different sections of the public. I am, however, now considering whether an extended use of the park for games can be allowed, and the claims of those who wish to play football will not be overlooked.