HC Deb 28 April 1971 vol 816 c415
27. Mr. Moate

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether in view of the results of the floodlighting of Duck Island in St. James's Park, he has considered extending the lighting further.

Mr. Channon

My right hon. Friend intends to follow up the successful floodlighting of Duck Island last summer by floodlighting in addition this year the footbridge over the lake and the island at the Buckingham Palace end of the lake.

Mr. Moate

Apart from the residents of Duck Island, who must be somewhat bewildered by this disturbance of their nocturnal habits, there is widespread approval of the enlightened programme of floodlighting which has been introduced in recent years. Will my right hon. Friend give further encouragement to new schemes wherever suitable, perhaps in other central Royal parks?

Mr. Channon

I am glad to have my hon. Friend's support for this suggestion. I will send him the summer programme of floodlighting in London which the Minister has approved.