Oral Answers to Questions — Botanical Gardens, Regent's Park.

– in the House of Commons at on 29 July 1935.

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Photo of Mr John Burnett Mr John Burnett , Aberdeen North

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asked the First Commissioner of Works whether, with a, view to abolishing the untidy area of rough stones and cinders between the pavilion and the open-air theatre in the old Botanical Gardens, Regent's Park, he will, in view of the shortage of departmental funds at his disposal for the pur- invite nursery and horticultural firms to provide turf and plants and the Marylebone and St. Pancras municipalities to provide the labour to convert this area into a tidy lawn?

Photo of Mr William Ormsby-Gore Mr William Ormsby-Gore , Stafford

I am obliged to my hon. Friend for his further suggestions, but I think it preferable that the work should be done in the normal way by my Department. I hope to make a beginning next financial year.