§ Mr. NOEL BUXTON
asked the hon. Member for Southampton, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether the attention of the First Commissioner of Works has been called to the correspondence which has taken place as to the pruning of the trees in the Mall; and if he will be prepared to call for and publish a Report by some competent authority on. the subject?
TREASURER of the HOUSEHOLD (Mr. Dudley Ward)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. An investigation has recently been concluded by Professor Balfour, F.R.S., Regius Keeper of the Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, and Professor of Botany in the University of Edinburgh. He has prepared a report upon the subject, which is being presented as a Parliamentary Paper.