§ MR. T. H. COCHRANE
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether Her Majesty's Government will be represented at the International Conference which is to assemble in Paris on 25th instant to consider the subject of the protection of wild birds useful to agriculture; and if so, whether the British delegates have yet been appointed?
§ *THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. HERBERT GARDNER, Essex, Saffron Walden)
Yes, Sir; we think it will be of advantage that Her Majesty's Government should be represented at the Paris Conference on the Protection of Wild Birds useful to Agriculture, and it has been arranged that Sir Herbert Maxwell, Mr. Howard Saunders, F.L.S., F.Z.S., and a member of the staff of the Embassy at Paris, shall be the British delegates at the Conference.
§ Mr. CYRIL DODD (Essex, Maldon)
asked whether these gentlemen were 1266 good enough to represent Her Majesty's Government at their own expense, or whether their expenses were paid?