asked the hon. Member for the Pollok Division of Glasgow, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether he will take steps to expedite the clearance work in St. James's Park so that the amenities of the resort may be restored to the public with much less delay than at present?
The demolition of the temporary buildings in St. James's Park is in the hands of the Disposal and Liquidation Commission, who have put the work out to contract. I am informed that it is being carried out as expeditiously as is possible consistent with economy. The contract date for completion of the work of demolition and clearance is the 24th July.