HC Deb 19 November 1946 vol 430 c92W
168. Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning what steps are being taken to put the London squares under public ownership and available for public use.

Mr. Silkin

A survey of London squares is in hand as a necessary preliminary to considering the extent to which, in the public interest, the gardens of the squares should remain in private ownership or come under public control. The question of further powers in regard to the squares is also being pursued.