HC Deb 21 March 1895 vol 31 c1569
SIR RICHARD PAGET (Somerset, Wells)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture, if he will be good enough to lay upon the Table of the House, obtaining (if necessary) the required information from the Foreign or Colonial Office, a Parliamentary Paper setting out in detail an account of any systems of bounty, direct or indirect, now offered, either by any Foreign Government or by any British Colony, to stimulate, the export to Great Britain and Ireland of any agricultural produce, and stating, so far as information can be obtained, the quantities and values of any such articles of agricultural produce so protected and imported into the United Kingdom during the past year, or any recent series of years?


Information as to bounties on agricultural produce is being obtained through the Foreign and Colonial Offices, and the information will, in some form or other, be communicated to this House.


Will the right hon. Gentleman be good enough to inform the House how soon he expects the information to be ready?


It will take some little time to get the information, but I hope it will be ready on no very distant date.