HC Deb 06 August 1888 vol 329 cc1682-3
DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether it is the intention of the Department of Science and Art to provide a house in the Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, for succulent plants; whether such a structure has been both planned and estimated for by the Department; and, whether it is a fact that letters approving of, and stating the necessity for, such work being carried out have been received from the Department at intervals during the past 30 years?


The desirableness of such a structure has been recognized, and plans and estimates have been prepared for it by the Board of Works; but other more pressing improvements have taken precedence, which have entailed a considerable outlay.


asked, whether much additional space is required in Professor M'Nab's laboratory at Glasnevin; and whether, in consequence of the annually increasing number of students, and the inconvenience occasioned because of the limited space afforded, steps would be immediately taken to remedy the requirements of the case?


The laboratory has been found sufficient till recently; but as the number of students is increasing, I will see what steps can be taken, in concert with the Board of Works, to enlarge it.