§ MR. R. H. PAGET
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he will be good enough to issue instructions to Her Majesty's Secretaries of Legation and Consuls to prepare their Trade Reports on the Manufactures, Commerce, &c. in the Countries in which they reside, in such a manner that the information afforded might be separately printed, and presented to Parliament under two distinct heads of Agriculture and Commerce, with a view of giving some practical effect to the recent acceptance by the First Lord of the Treasury of the principle of the establishment of a Department of State with separate divisions for Agriculture and Commerce?
§ SIR CHARLES W. DILKE
Sir, I personally see no objection to the hon. Member's proposal; and the Foreign Office are in communication with the Board of Trade as to the best mode of meeting his wishes.