HC Deb 01 May 1922 vol 153 c978

asked the hon. Member for the Pollok Division of Glasgow, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether, in view of the very long connection of the family of Mrs. Orford with the concession for the sale of refreshments in St. James's Park, he will give an assurance that Mrs. Orford will be given the first opportunity of becoming the tenant of the new refreshment pavilion to be erected in place of the present structure?

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

I am happy to give the hon. Member an assurance that every consideration will be given to any tender submitted by Mrs. Orford when tenders are invited for occupation of the new pavilion to be erected in St. James's Park.


Will this lady have the first chance?


She will have the same chance as anybody else, but will have a much better opportunity of tendering because of her previous knowledge of the circumstances.

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