HC Deb 02 April 1957 vol 568 cc205-6
3. Mr. G. Jeger

asked the Minister of Works whether he is aware of the bad condition of the footpaths leading through the Coalbrookdale Gates in Hyde Park; and whether he will take action to repair and maintain them.

Mr. Molson

I agree that one of the footpaths needs repair, and I will have this done.

Mr. Jeger

Has the Minister noticed that these footpaths are used by equestrians as well as by pedestrians, with the result that they are sometimes too dirty for pedestrians to use? As a number of nursemaids and children use these paths, could not the right hon. Gentleman allocate paths for horses and leave these pedestrian footpaths for pedestrians?

Mr. Molson

We considered the matter of opening the gates, and the decision was against doing so. I will look at the matter again, but perhaps the simpler solution would be for the equestrians not to use the footpaths.