HC Deb 06 June 1921 vol 142 c1500
21. Sir H. CRAIK

asked the hon. Member for the Pollok Division of Glasgow, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether he will give an undertaking that the alterations contemplated to the roads on the Horse Guards Parade and the contour of the park will not be begun until this House has had an opportunity of pronouncing judgment upon them?

Lieut.-Colonel Sir J. GILMOUR (for the First Commissioner of Works)

No such change will be made without Parliamentary assent. I hope an opportunity may shortly be found to discuss the matter, as the Guards Division cannot settle their memorial until the site is agreed, and, moreover, the Office of Works is anxious to make its plans in good time to organise the necessary unemployed labour. I will give notice when the matter is likely to be brought before the House.


Would it not be possible for plans of the changes to the roads and the general contour of the park to be made public so that the public in general may have the opportunity of judging?


The plans are in the tearoom for Members of the House to examine, and I understand that very shortly copies will be published in the "Times" and other newspapers.

Viscount CURZON

Do not the Office of Works propose to provide under the scheme more trees and more green in the way of grass?


Yes, that is the case.