§ SIR JOHN LENG (Dundee)
I beg to ask the President of the Hoard of Agriculture if he will explain why the types of the report of the Royal Commission on Agriculture have been taken down so that copies are not now available for the public?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. WALTER LONG,) Liverpool, West Derby
As I explained a week ago, in answer to the right hon. Member for Thanet, the supply of copies of the report was exhausted in consequence of a large and unforeseen demand. The contract with the printer having expired, the Stationery Office had no further claim upon the type, which was found to have been broken up. In view of the exceptional circumstances of the case, instructions have been given for the report to be reprinted.