HC Deb 09 March 1920 vol 126 cc1113-4
81. Mr. SITCH

asked the First Commissioner of Works if his attention has been drawn to the statement that the flock of sheep at present feeding in Hyde Park has been brought with their shepherd from Aberdeen; and whether, in view of the present difficulties of transport, he can explain why this arrangement was made?

Commander EYRES - MONSELL (Treasurer of the Household)

The grazing of Hyde Park is the subject of a contract which was entered into, after tenders has been invited last January, with Scottish graziers, to whom the sheep belong. Under the conditions of the contract, no powers are reserved to specify the places from which the sheep or the shepherds come.


Were not any English sheep available?

Lieut.-Colonel A. MURRAY

Is it not due to the fact that the Aberdeenshire-sheep are far better?