HC Deb 23 February 1866 vol 181 cc963-4

asked the President of the Board of Trade, What machinery will be employed in taking the number of Cattle, and whether any portion of the Vote for Agricultural Statistics will be applied to defray the expenses of the Cattle Returns?


said, in reply, that the machinery employed was this. A schedule was drawn up by the Board of Trade, it was sent through the Post Office to the owners of live stock, and certain officers of the Inland Revenue then made up the aggregate Returns. The Vote to which the hon. Gentleman referred would be applicable to the collection of those statistics.