HC Deb 29 April 1892 vol 3 c1652
MR. P. STANHOPE (Wednesbury)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether some remedy can be found for the present deadlock in the administration of the Inclosure and Land Department of the Board of Agriculture, owing to the continued illness of its present chief, Sir Jacob Wilson?


I regret to say that it is the fact that Sir Jacob Wilson is prevented by a relapse of illness—following upon an attack of influenza and a premature return to his duties—from attending his Department at the present moment. But he was at his post immediately before the Easter holidays, and the amiable assumption of the hon. Member that the work of this Department is, in consequence, at a deadlock, I believe to be entirely without foundation. But if the hon. Member has any reason to suppose that unwarranted delay has occurred in any individual case and will supply me with particulars, I shall be happy to give my personal attention to the matter.