HC Deb 20 June 1938 vol 337 c697
51. Sir T. Moore

asked the First Commissioner of Works what steps are being taken by his Department to provide additional facilities and encouragement to the public for recreation in the parks under his control since the passage of the Physical Training and Recreation Act?

The First Commissioner of Works (Sir Philip Sassoon)

The facilities for sports and recreation provided in the Royal Parks are very extensive. They include 129 football pitches, 47 cricket pitches, 29 tennis courts, 14 hockey pitches, three golf courses and a polo ground, besides facilities for athletics, boating, lacrosse, netball, rowing, riding and organised children's games. The polo ground and four football pitches have been added since the date to which my hon. Friend refers.

Mr. Bellenger

With relation to the grant made to the polo ground, can the right hon. Gentleman say whether that ground is used by the general public?

Sir P. Sassoon

It is open to the general public.