§ MR. BRANCH (Middlesex, Enfield)
I beg to ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, if he will give a detailed Return of all plants sent out from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, to botanic and private gardens during the past five years, together with those received in exchange and otherwise during the same period.
§ SIR EDWARD STRACHEY (Somersetshire, S.)
I have ascertained that the preparation of the proposed Return would entail considerable labour and expense, and, as at present advised, I scarcely think that its issue would be attended with any commensurate public utility. Perhaps, however, my hon. Friend would confer with me personally on the subject.