HC Deb 12 December 1912 vol 45 cc752-3
36. Mr. HOGGE

asked the hon. Member for St. George's-in-the-East, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, the precise nature of the offer made by the First Commissioner of Works to the Edinburgh City Council in adjusting the building line in connection with the laboratory at the Royal Botanic Gardens; and why it is now proposed to make additions at the rear of the laboratory, seeing that when the building was erected originally it was stated that such space could not be taken from the gardens?

Mr. WEDGWOOD BENN (Lord of the Treasury)

The whole matter of the building line in Inverleith Row is now the subject of negotiation between the First Commissioner and the Edinburgh Town Council. The First Commissioner, therefore, would be grateful if my hon. Friend would postpone his question until a decision has been reached. A satisfactory outcome is anticipated.