HC Deb 30 March 1939 vol 345 c2240W
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.

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