HC Deb 05 June 1888 vol 326 c1181
MR. GRAY (Essex, Maldon)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether the Bill for the creation of an Agricultural Department, which was promised by the Government on the 20th of February, is prepared; and, if so, when it is proposed to introduce it; and, if not, whether, having regard to his promises on the subject, he is able to say what is the cause of the delay?

MR. BROOKFIELD (Sussex, Rye)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, How soon Her Majesty's Government will introduce their measure for the establishment of a Department for Agriculture?

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

The Bill has been prepared, and will be introduced as soon as the state of Business permits. There are, however, one or two questions that remain to be solved, and they are receiving very careful attention.