§ Mr. HUTCHISON
asked the First Commissioner of Works what steps are to be taken during the forthcoming summer to improve the facilities with regard to the serving of refreshments including alcoholic refreshment, in the open air and elsewhere in the royal parks and other places frequented by the public and under the control of the Office of Works?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
Improved arrangements for the serving of refreshments will be provided at the new pavilion in Kensington Gardens which will he completed during the next few weeks. The existing facilities for the serving of alcoholic refreshments at Hampton Court have been extended to include the lawns adjacent to the pavilion. The licensee at the open-air theatre in Regent's Park proposes, with my permission, to apply for a licence to sell alcoholic liquors during the performances. It is proposed at the end of the summer to carry out the work of improving the accommodation at the tea house in Hyde Park, and a new refreshment building will be provided at the Tower of London.