§ SIR CHARLES M'LAREN (Leicestershire, Bosworth)
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works whether he can now state what proceedings have been taken to abate the smoke nuisance at Brentford with a view to protect Kew Gardens.
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (Mr. AKERS DOUGLAS,) Kent, St. Augustine's
This has been engaging 673 the most careful attention of the legal advisers of my Department. The position of matters has been explained to me, and I shall be happy to explain it in turn to the hon. Baronet privately; but it would be inconvenient to make a public statement.