§ SIR RICHARD TEMPLE (Surrey, Kingston)
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works whether he can state the result of the Committee of Inquiry, ordered by his Department last Session, regarding the status and emoluments of the men employed in the Royal Gardens at Kew?
§ MR. SHAW LEFEVRE
The Departmental Committee to which the hon. Baronet refers have within the last few days made their Report. They do not advise any general increase of the wages of the labourers at Kew Gardens, but they have made various minor suggestions, which are now under the consideration of the Office of Works and the Treasury.