Kensington Gardens Tea House

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Building and Works – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st November 1965.

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Photo of Sir Knox Cunningham Sir Knox Cunningham , South Antrim 12:00 am, 1st November 1965

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what plans he has for the reopening of the Kensington Gardens Tea House during 1966.

Photo of Mr James Boyden Mr James Boyden , Bishop Auckland

In view of the improved facilities which have been provided in Hyde Park, my right hon. Friend is considering whether the expense of reopening and refurbishing Kensington Gardens Tea House is justifiable.

Photo of Sir Knox Cunningham Sir Knox Cunningham , South Antrim

Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware of the desire of the public for more accommodation, and would he very carefully consider reopening it, if only for the summer months next year?

Photo of Mr James Boyden Mr James Boyden , Bishop Auckland

We are considering a report from Forte's, which has the catering concession in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens for both of these establishments, as to whether this is justified or not. Plans are in hand for the equipping of several new kiosks in Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park.