HC Deb 13 July 1938 vol 338 cc1352-3W
Sir R. Glyn

asked the First Commissioner of Works whether, to improve the surrounding amenities of Regent's Park which are affected by the condition of certain large houses and their gardens, held under Crown leases, which abut on the public boundaries of the park and which have been unoccupied for years and are in disrepair, and in view of the improvements now being carried out in all the Royal parks, he will take action either to re-let the sites or to include the areas in the public grounds?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I have been asked to reply. I presume that my hon. Friend refers or mainly refers to the property in the charge of the Commissioners of Crown Lands formerly known as Baptist College, a part of which is leased until 1948, while the remainder is vacant because no tenancy satisfactory from all points of view has yet been found practicable.

The Commissioners agree with my hon. Friend that an improvement of park amenities in this quarter is desirable, and they have arranged to paint the exterior of the house this autumn and hope shortly to open part of the grounds to the public.

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