Royal Parks (Plants and Cuttings)

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Works – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th October 1949.

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Mr. H. D. Hughes:

asked the Minister of Works if he will arrange to retail to the public at reasonable prices plants and cuttings from the Royal Parks as they become available in the course of the year's programme of flower displays.

Photo of Mr Charles Key Mr Charles Key , Poplar Bow and Bromley

I am afraid that it is not practicable to adopt my hon. Friend's suggestion. The stocks were badly depleted during the war, and it is only with difficulty that sufficient plants can be secured or propagated to meet requirements in the Royal Parks and the grounds of Government establishments throughout the country.