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Kensington Gardens (Barbed Wire Fencing)

Volume 388: debated on Wednesday 7 April 1943

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works whether he is aware that barbed wire fencing has been erected at one end of Kensington Gardens, near the junction with Hyde Park and Bayswater Road; and will he have an inspection made to see if it is necessary to use this method of fencing?

Yes, Sir. I have had an inspection made of the fencing referred to by my hon. Friend, and am satisfied that, for security reasons, it is necessary.

Can my hon. Friend find some other method of fencing rather than this hideous form of fencing? To see this barbed wire arouses a feeling of hostility in one's mind.

I hope my hon. Friend will give me credit for having removed a lot barbed wire, but this is necessary.