§ MR. H. T. KNATCHBULL-HUGESSEN (Kent, Faversham)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he has received any complaints from agriculturists as to the withdrawal of the Treasury sanction to the experimental growth of tobacco in Great Britain; whether he has received any information as to the use which can be made of the product when treated as directed by the Inland Revenue Department as an insecticide or for other purposes, and whether he would support an application for the renewal of the Treasury sanction for the cultivation of tobacco?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. CHAPLIN,) Lincolnshire, Sleaford
Yes, Sir; I have received some complaints as to the withdrawal of the Treasury sanction to the experimental growth of tobacco in Great Britain. I have also had representations to the effect that the tobacco grown in this country can, after treatment as directed by the Inland Revenue Department, be advantageously and economically employed as an insecticide and as a wash for sheep; and I am now in communication with the Treasury on the subject.