HC Deb 02 July 1896 vol 42 cc544-5

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to the attacks of the pea thripp in the East of England; and if he will issue instructions for dealing with it?


We have not hitherto received any complaints as to the prevalence of the pea and bean weevil during the present year. Information and instructions respecting it were issued in the form of a leaflet last year, several thousand copies of which were then circulated amongst agriculturists, especially in Essex. The leaflet is kept in stock, and we shall be very happy to supply copies free of charge to anyone who may desire to receive them.