HC Deb 03 April 1865 vol 178 c670

said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, Whether he will state or allow a Return to be made showing to what extent the Cultivation of Gardens by Soldiers has been adopted in the Army?


replied, that there would be no objection to produce the Returns. Up to the present time very few gardens had been cultivated by soldiers. A circular had lately been issued from the War Office giving greater facilities for the cultivation of gardens, and since the issue of that Circular many applications had been made. The weather had not lately been very favourable for garden operations, and he should be much obliged if the hon. Member would wait a month or two before he moved for the Return.