HC Deb 17 March 1887 vol 312 c528
MR. H. GARDNER (Essex, Saffron Walden)

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Whether his attention has been called to the reported presence of chrysalide of the Hessian fly in the siftings of threshing machines in Hertfordshire and Essex; and, whether, in view of the urgency of the danger, he will take stops at once to publish official instructions on the subject?

THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

(who replied) said: The attention of the Agricultural Department has been called to this matter, and specimens of both infested substances have been sent to the Department by Mr. Whitehead. A warning has been printed, and is about to be issued to all Local Authorities in Great Britain.