HC Deb 24 May 1894 vol 24 c1184
MR. STRACHEY (Somerset, S.)

.I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether it is proposed to repeat the experiment of telegraphing the weather forecasts to telegraph offices in rural districts for exhibition during the time of harvest; and, if so, what are the arrangements to be made for the purr pose?


Yes, Sir, we propose to repeat the experiment of last year, and we have selected for the purpose the counties of Cambridge, Somerset, Carnarvon, the East Riding of Yorkshire, Haddington, and Ayr. The forecasts will be dispatched to rural telegraph offices at such periods as will suit the agricultural conditions of hay and corn harvests in the respective counties, and I trust that those interested in the matter will be willing to supply in- formation as to the results of the experiment, so that we may be able to determine whether the system is of sufficient utility to justify its continuance and extension.