§ Mr. Perkins
asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he is aware that the Report of the Committee on Control of Flying states that low-flying aeroplanes have stampeded elephants which could break down the fences of Regent's Park zoo and thus constitute a potential danger of some magnitude to the general public in the park; and what steps has he taken to safeguard the public by strengthening the fences in the park?
§ Sir P. Sassoon
I have been in communication with the authorities of the zoological gardens in Regent's Park, who are responsible for the fences between the gardens and the park, and I am assured that the present fences are quite sufficient to prevent an elephant from stampeding into the park. I understand that airmen have been requested to avoid low-flying over the zoological gardens.