HL Deb 20 April 1883 vol 278 c734

desired, before the House adjourned, to ask again relative to the enclosure in St. James's Park. He was afraid it was intended always to shut the gates at 7 o'clock, whether it was dark or not; and he would like to know if it was so?


, in reply, said, he was glad the noble Earl had given him an opportunity of correcting any misapprehension as to the hours of closing the Park which might have been caused by his answer to a Question by the noble Earl the other day. The gates would be opened at 5 a.m. from the 1st of April to the 30th of September, and at 6 a.m. from the 1st of October to the 31st of March. In order to keep the Park open as late as possible for the convenience of these who used it as a way of communication to and from their business, the enclosure would at no season be closed before 7 p.m. The hours of closing would be—from the 16th of September to the 15th of April, at 7; from the 16th of April to the 30th of April, 7.30; from the 1st of May to the 15th of May, 8; from the 16th of May to the 15th of August, 8.30; from the 16th of August to the 31st of August, 8; and from the 1st of September to the 15th of September, 7.30.