HC Deb 07 May 1912 vol 38 c372W

asked the hon. Member for St. George-in-the-East, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, what reason exists for not expecting an earlier opening of the extension of the Victoria Tower Garden than so late a period as the summer of 1913?


There is a great deal of work still to be done by the London County Council in connection with the building of the Embankment wall, the removal of foundations of buildings, and the formation of the ground on which these gardens will be made. It is not anticipated that this will be finished until the end of this year. The gardens would in this case be laid out and planted during the early part of 1913, and could not be ready for opening until the summer.