§ 70. Mr. J. GARDNER
asked the First Commissioner of Works why no seats are provided along the Mall; and will he take steps to provide seats for the convenience of the public?
§ The FIRST COMMISSIONER of WORKS (Mr. Jowett)
Seats were provided in the Mall prior to its reconstruction in 1903, and in the light of experience the police are strongly opposed to their being replaced. I regret, therefore, that I cannot adopt the hon. Member's suggestion.
§ Earl WINTERTON
Can the right hon. Gentleman give any reason why that conclusion has been come to, in view of the fact that there are seats in Hyde Park, and other parts adjoining?
§ Mr. JOWETT
I can only say that the police have strongly advised against it on account of the difficulties of control. The seats there are liable to misuse.