HC Deb 29 April 1914 vol 61 c1675

asked the hon. Member for St. George's-in-the East, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether he has received complaints of insufficient supervision of the plantations in Richmond Park; whether the staff is insufficient for the purpose; and whether, in any case, he will take steps to ensure that the plantations be visited in future at much shorter intervals than heretofore?

Mr. WEDGWOOD BENN (Lord of the Treasury)

There are 308 acres of woodland, with undergrowth for the protection of wild life. These are visited twice a week by keepers. Complaints have occasionally been received, but without a great increase in staff thorough supervision seems impossible.