HC Deb 02 July 1808 vol 11 c1131
Sir John Sinclair

stated, that the Board of Agriculture had been engaged for some time in collecting Reports of all the different parts of the country, which were to be made the ground work of one general report, exhibiting a complete detail of the internal state of agriculture of the kingdom. This, it must be admitted, was a very important object, and one of great public utility. To complete this object, only 1500l. would be required, a sum, which, as it was not to be annual, but was merely an accidental expence, he was convinced the house would not think of any moment, when compared with the advantages to be expected from the report. He therefore moved, "That an humble address be presented to his majesty, praying that he would be graciously pleased to order, that the sum of 1500l. be paid to the Board of Agriculture, to enable them to complete the Reports, which they are now engaged in collecting from the different parts of the country, for the purpose of framing a general report of the state of agriculture throughout the kingdom."—His majesty's consent being signified to this application, the address was agreed to.