HC Deb 20 January 1847 vol 89 c172

begged to ask a question of the hon. Vice-President of the Board of Trade in reference to agricultural statistics. Soon after the hon. Gentleman accepted office, he had asked the hon. Gentleman whether this question would occupy the attention of the Government during the recess; and he now wished to know whether the subject of agricultural statistics had so occupied the consideration of the Government; and also whether it was the intention of the Government to bring forward any plan whereby those statistics could be obtained?


said, that during the recess the subject of agricultural statistics had received the attention of the Government, and a measure was now in progress in respect to it. Certain details were not yet decided on, but he had every hope that a Bill on the subject would be submitted to Parliament at an early period.