MR. ANDEESON (Elgin and Nairn)
asked the noble Lord the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Whether he could state the names of the Scotch counties in which the Hessian fly was reported to exist at present, and the extent in each county; also, whether the Government would instruct a Member of the Special Committee to proceed to Scotland to make a similar inquiry to that made in England; and, more especially, whether he would visit the Counties of Elgin and Nairn for that purpose?
§ THE CHANCELLOE OF THE DUCHY (Lord JOHN MANNERS) (Leicestershire, E.)
The counties in Scotland in which the Hessian fly has appeared are as follows:—Aberdeenshire, slight attack; Berwickshire, very slight; Fifeshire, extensive; Forfarshire, extensive: Kincardineshire, extensive; Haddingtonshire, slight; Perthshire, extensive. I am in communication with my hon. Friend the Member for the Maiden Division of Essex (Mr. Gray) as to his visit to Scotland for the purpose of inquiry. I do not think I ought to in 33 struct my hon. Friend as to the counties in Scotland which he should specially visit.