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Regent's Park

Volume 155: debated on Monday 19 June 1922

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asked the hon. Member for the Pollok Division of Glasgow, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether it is proposed to replace the gates opposite Gloucester Gate, Regent's Park, which were removed for military reasons during the War; and, if not, whether, having regard to the large number of pedestrians (including thousands of young children) who enter and leave Regent's Park at this point and the dangers to which they are exposed by fast motor traffic, he will consider the desirability of providing a refuge there?

The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The question of erecting a refuge at Gloucester Gate, Regent's Park, has recently been carefully considered, but it is not considered that the traffic at this point is sufficiently great to make the provision of a refuge necessary, nor have there been any accidents at this spot.

Does my hon. Friend know that the Office of Woods arid Forests has asked for information about this matter, and that there is a general feeling in the district that for the safety of the public something ought to be done in the direction I have indicated?

The matter has been quite recently inquired into, but I will ask again.