§ Mr. O. BALDWIN
asked the First Commissioner of Works what is the annual upkeep cost of Rotten Row, in Hyde Park, and the similar figure for the up- 435W keep of the putting greens in Kensington Gardens; and, seeing that the users of Rotten Row do not pay for their amenity, will he consider imposing a charge, so that the riders may pay in the same way as users of the Kensington Gardens putting greens?
§ Mr. LANSBURY
The annual cost of maintaining Rotten Row and the other riding tracks in Hyde Park is estimated at £2,000. The putting green in Kensington Gardens is run under contract, the only work undertaken by the Department being occasional rolling and cutting of grass at a small cost, which is more than covered by the Department's share of the receipts. I am advised that the Department has no power to impose a charge on riders using these tracks; even if such a course were considered desirable.