§ MR. MARKHAM (Nottinghamshire, Mansfield)
To ask the First Commissioner of Works whether he is aware that the flowers in Parliament Square facing Canning's statue, by which motors pass, have this season been killed, while the flowers in the rest of the square, by which motors do not pass, have not been affected; and can he say whether he has any official reports showing that petrol smoke was the cause of the flowers dying.
(Answered by Mr. Harcourt.) There are no official reports on this subject, but the damage is believed to have arisen from the creosote fumes arising from the new wood paving.