HC Deb 28 April 1891 vol 352 c1599
MR. A. O'CONNOR (Donegal, E.)

I had intended to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Her Majesty's Government intend to adopt the measures recommended, after careful experiments, by the Commissioner of Paphos, for the improvement of sericulture in Cyprus; and whether, having regard to the poverty of the peasants, and to the languishing condition of that industry (which in prosperous times afforded remunerative employment for female labour throughout Cyprus), the Secretary of State will recommend that a grant be voted from the Consolidated Fund to be expended under the orders of the High Commissioner of Cyprus for the improvement of the cultivation of silk in that island? At the request of the right hon. Gentleman, I beg to postpone the question until Thursday.