§ 23. Miss BONDFIELD (for Miss LAWRENCE)
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether, in view of the 861 pleasure to the public caused by permitting part of the grass in Victoria Gardens to be used by children, he will consider whether this permission might be extended to the whole of the grass space?
§ Captain HACKING (for The FIRST COMMISSIONER of WORKS)
Children are at present admitted to the section of grass next to the sand pit, and my Noble Friend is prepared to extend the privilege to the central section during the summer holidays to children only.
§ Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY
Could it he extended over September? At present it is only till the end of September. Would that be considered as well, if it is fine in October especially?
§ Captain HACKING
The reason why it is not extended later than it is is because the grass gets in very bad condition, and unless we disallowed the use of the grass fairly early in the year, it has not a chance of recovering.