§ 36. Sir HARRY BRITTAIN
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, what gifts of flora and fauna have been made by private donors to the Royal Parks during the past 12 months; and whether his Department is prepared at all times to consider gifts of a similar nature?
The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Lieut.-Colonel Sir Vivian Henderson)
I am circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of gifts to the Royal Parks during the past 12 months. My Noble Friend is always pleased to receive such gifts, and is extremely grateful for them.
§ Following is the list:
- Two specimen palms from Mr. Sholto Douglas.
- Five hundred lily bulbs from the Government of Bermuda.
- Eight hundred colchicums from Lord Riddell.
- Five thousand British-grown daffodil bulbs from Lord Riddell, Mr. E. Hudson and Mr. G. Munro.
- Foreign seeds and bulbs from Mr. S. Atchley, Mr. H. G. Chick, Monsieur Cleas and Mr. E. St. J. Monson.
- Six Canadian geese from the Duke of Bedford.
- Ten teal from Sir Richard Graham.
- Two golden pheasants from Mr. S. Joel.
- Twelve French partridge eggs from Mr. F. Meynell.
- Two demoiselle cranes, eight bar-headed geese, two pairs of Javan tree ducks, two pelicans and several red-crested pochards from Mr. Alfred Ezra.
- Mr. H. E. Seligman has also presented six see-saws and one plank swing for the children in Regent's Park.