HC Deb 11 December 1912 vol 45 cc486-8W

asked the hon. Member for St. George's-in-the-East, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether his attention has been called to a resolution passed by the Marylebone Borough Council protesting against the erection of any additional buildings in Regent's Park, and desiring that its value as an open space may be preserved for the use of the public; and whether the Government are prepared to give effect to this resolution by refusing to allow any buildings to be erected or any lands to be enclosed in the park, and throwing open to the public any lands now enclosed whenever leases fall in and a suitable opportunity arises?


The resolution referred to has been seen by the First Commissioner. The control of buildings in the private enclosures is not, however, within his control, but of that of the Com- missioners of His Majesty's Woods. It is the policy of the First Commissioner to acquire, as opportunity offers, parts of the enclosures and to add the land so acquired to the area of the park.