§ Mr. Iremonger
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is aware of the lack of suitable recreational open ground for the inhabitants of the Newbury Park area of Ilford, especially children and old people; what representations have been made to him by the Ilford Borough Council in this regard; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Bevins
My right hon. Friend was asked by the borough council last summer for consent to acquire some land in the Newbury Park area for the purpose of a park but in view of the need to restrict expenditure they were to defer the proposal for the present.