HC Deb 02 December 1936 vol 318 cc1261-2

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether he is now in a position to state how far he is prepared to relax the regulations relating to the parade ground in King's Park, Edinburgh, with reference to its use for playing games by children?

Captain A. HOPE (Lord of the Treasury)

(for the First Commissioner of Works): My Noble Friend asks me to say that he gladly agrees, as an experiment, to make the whole of the parade ground available for children's games, except on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, when the ground is used for football matches. The hon. Member may also like to know that when the new dressing room is provided next year, schools should be able to make greater use of this ground for organised games of football.