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Headquarters Staff

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 2 June 1949

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asked the Minister of Transport what are the duties of the two horticulturists on his headquarters staff.

The duties of the two horticulturists are to prepare, supervise and co-ordinate planting schemes on trunk roads; to advise on contracts for the propagation and production of plants and to supervise the growth of the stock; and to ensure economy in the supply and use of plants and their subsequent upkeep. They also examine planting proposals submitted by local highway authorities in connection with applications for grants from the Road Fund.