HC Deb 14 March 1918 vol 104 cc507-8W

asked the President of the Local Government Board if he will state the powers possessed by county, borough, urban district, and parish councils in regard to the provision of parks and open spaces, recreation halls or rooms, and places where all kinds of refreshment other than alcoholic liquors may be obtained?


As regards the powers possessed by the authorities referred to under the general law to provide parks, recreation grounds, and open spaces, reference may be made to the following enactments:

  1. (1)County Councils: Section 14 of the Open Spaces Act, 1906S;
  2. (2)Metropolitan Borough Councils: Section 24 of the London County Council (General Powers) Act, 1893;
  3. (3)Borough and Urban District Councils: Section 161 of the Public Health Act, 1875;
  4. (4)Parish Councils: Section 8 of the Local Government Act, 1894.
As regards the provision of refreshment-rooms and other buildings in connection with public parks or pleasure grounds, I may refer to the provisions of Section 76 of the Public Health Acts Amendment Act, 1907.