§ 58. Sir N. GRATTAN-DOYLE
asked the First Commissioner of Works on what date mixed bathing will be permitted for the first time in the Serpentine; and what precautions will be taken to avoid risk to life in respect of non-swimmers?
§ Mr. LANSBURY
It is expected that the arrangements will be sufficiently advanced to enable mixed bathing to start on the 16th June. As to the latter part of the question, the precautions will be similar to those taken in the past when the Serpentine was very largely used by male bathers.
§ Sir N. GRATTAN-DOYLE
Does the right hon. Gentleman seriously intend to go on with this fantastic scheme?
§ Sir ASSHETON POWNALL
Is the First Commissioner of Works going to open proceedings by taking the first plunge himself?