HC Deb 16 February 1920 vol 125 cc563-4W

asked the First Commissioner of Works whether the ground near Gloucester Gate, Regent's Park, formerly used as a cricket field, is now covered by temporary buildings; whether the cricket fields in the area adjoining the Zoological Gardens have been so cut up by cavalry training as to become useless for their previous purpose; whether there is any land whatever in the Regent's Park now available for cricket; and, if not, what steps have been taken to provide playing fields there?


The answer to the first part is in the affirmative. The whole of the area in the centre of the Park has certainly been damaged by its use for military training during the War. All arrangements to restore part of the land to grass have been made for this spring. Meanwhile about one-half of the area will be available for cricket this year.