HC Deb 15 December 1953 vol 522 cc200-1
55. Dr. Stross

asked the Minister of Works whether he has noted the inadequate lighting of the main roads in the Royal Parks; and whether he will replace gaslight by electrical lighting.

Sir D. Eccles

The lighting in East Carriage Drive, Hyde Park, needs improvement, and I am preparing plans for this. The installation will be costly. When it has been completed I will consider improvements elsewhere.

Mr. Anthony Greenwood

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the inadequate lighting is greatly appreciated by many people?

Mr. Fell

Will my right hon. Friend ensure that, if and when this lighting is changed, we shall not be given the advantages of modern street lighting in the parks?

Sir D. Eccles

We have to change from gas to electricity, and I think that we can work out an attractive form of lighting.

Dr. Stross

In view of one of those supplementaries, will the Minister bear in mind that it is not possible to please everybody all the time and frankly in this matter we do not want to please some folk?