HC Deb 10 June 1880 vol 252 c1601

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If he will endeavour to obtain, from time to time, from Her Majesty's Representative at Washington, information respecting the agricultural produce of the United States, whether of growing or harvested crops, of live stock, or of cheese and butter; and, if he will circulate the same, as soon as possible, as a Parliamentary Paper, with the view of affording early and accurate information to all interested in the agriculture of the United Kingdom?


In answer to the hon. Member's Question, I do not think I can do better than refer him to a very comprehensive collection of Reports from Mr. Drummond, Secretary to Her Majesty's Legation at Washington, which I have already laid on the Table, and which will be in the hands of hon. Members to-morrow. Mr. Drummond's Reports are drawn up with great care, and contain much interesting information with regard to commercial matters in the United States. I think the hon. Member will find information in them on all the points to which his Question refers; but if any further details are desired I shall be much obliged if he will let me know?