HC Deb 21 February 1940 vol 357 c1384W
Sir T. Cook

asked the First Commissioner of Works whether any schemes are being considered for the growing of vegetables and other food in public parks during the war?

Mr. Ramsbotham

Applications by local authorities for a total of 63 acres for land for allotments in those Royal Parks which are administered by my Department have been sanctioned; 80 acres are under cultivation for oats and root-crops; a proportion of the greenhouse space is being used for cultivating tomatoes, lettuce and french beans; potatoes and other vegetables are to be grown in some of the flower beds.