§ 12. Sir EDWARD CAMPBELL
asked the Home Secretary whether he can make any further statement regarding the provision of sports' grounds for the Metropolitan Police?
§ Mr. HACKING
I am happy to be able to say that, in addition to the ground at Leyton mentioned last year, which was purchased with the assistance of friends, it has now been possible, with the same help, to lease for two years a suitable ground at Eden Park, Beckenham. This ground includes one Rugby ground, two Association grounds, one hockey ground, two cricket pitches, a miniature golf course and four tennis courts. Now that Hendon Country Club has been acquired for the Police College, and the new Peel House, an athletic ground is available in each of the four districts of the Metropolitan Police force.
§ Sir E. CAMPBELL
Arising out of the very satisfactory reply of the hon. Gentleman, may I ask if he will be prepared to play a game of golf with the Member for that constituency, when he opens it?
§ Mr. D. G. SOMERVILLE
Can the hon. Gentleman say whether rates are chargeable on those playing fields?