Oral Answers to Questions — Railings, Removal (Compensation).

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 18th February 1942.

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Photo of Sir William Davison Sir William Davison , Kensington South

Does the Minister know that the local authorities complain very much that they have no discretionary powers as to advising the Ministry, except in cases of artistic merit and danger to the public, and will he look into this matter? Is he also aware that railings have been taken away in certain London parks without the military authorities being consulted, and that barbed wire and iron posts have had to be put up in place of the railings, and that this has taken more metal—apart from the time involved—than was obtained from the railings?