HC Deb 14 December 1932 vol 273 c337
14. Lieut.-Colonel MOORE

asked the First Commissioner of Works the number of acres comprising Regent's Park and the number of keepers employed in connection therewith?


The total area of Regent's Park which is open to the public is 315 acres. The staff normally employed consists of one inspector, one sergeant, and 33 parkkeepers. These figures do not include Primrose Hill.

Lieut.-Colonel MOORE

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that those figures compare very unfavourably with the number of keepers per acre employed in the London County Council parks?


I do not think it can really be considered as a matter of acreage. In a park like Regent's Park there is a great open space, whereas in Battersea Park there is a far smaller area, which requires more supervision. I have not had any representations to the effect that the number of keepers in Regent's Park is inadequate.