Ruskin Park, Camberwell.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 1st March 1922.

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Photo of Mr John Gilmour Mr John Gilmour , Glasgow Pollok

I am aware of the desire of the London County Council to resume possession of this land, and with this desire I am entirely in sympathy. The matter was the subject of considerable negotiation with the council last year, and as agreement could not be arrived at, the land is being retained with the consent of the. Ministry of Health, under the provisions of the Defence of the Realm (Acquisition of Land) Acts. I am desirous of releasing such park lands as soon as possible, but this is required at present for the hospital work of the Ministry of Pensions, which it has not been possible to arrange for carrying on elsewhere.