§ MR. F. S. POWELL
asked the First Commissioner of Works, What is the nature of the works of which a commencement has been made by the construction of an embankment in the Serpentine; and, whether he has any objection to place in the Library plans and drawings in explanation of the designs?
§ MR. AYRTON,
in reply, said, the works being carried on in the Serpentine were not of so formidable a character as they might seem to his hon. Friend to be. They amounted simply to a very economical method of constructing a small island for the protection of the water fowl, which had hitherto fared very badly in that respect.