§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Hobhouse)
Two poplar trees in the garden of the German Embassy and one in Lord Ridley's garden were recently felled by order of the Crown Estates Paving Commission, having been condemned as dangerous, after consultation with an expert from the Office of Works. They were old and decayed, and were unsafe to persons passing up or down 483 the steps, or along Carlton House Terrace outside the garden of the German Embassy. They are to be replaced by two plane trees, one on each side of the steps. There is no present intention of cutting down any further trees, such cutting taking place only when trees become dangerous.