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Richmond Park—Question

Volume 203: debated on Thursday 21 July 1870

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said, he wished to ask the First Commissioner of Works, Whether there is any sufficient reason for closing the gates of Richmond Park at so early an hour as nine o'clock?

replied that the authority to determine when the gates were to be opened or closed was exercised by His Royal Highness the Ranger, and he (Mr. Ayrton) had no right to interfere. If the inhabitants of the neighbourhood felt aggrieved, the best course would be to present a notification of their views and wishes to His Royal Highness, who, no doubt, would give them proper consideration.