HC Deb 15 June 1950 vol 476 c29W
53. Mr. G. Williams

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will extend the time in the evenings that Kew Gardens are open to the public, if possible, for this year, but in any case for the Festival of Britain year which follows.

Mr T. Williams

As the hon. Member is already aware, the Royal Botanical Gardens are primarily a scientific institution. From the middle of May to the end of July the Gardens are open to the public until 8 p.m. and I am not prepared to extend this time. As regards facilities for the public in the Festival of Britain year, I am not at this stage able to make any statement.