HC Deb 21 July 1902 vol 111 c763
MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

To ask the Secretary of State for India, having regard to the success which has attended the holding of horse shows in India, will the Government consider the expediency of holding annual agricultural shows in suitable centres with a view to encourage agriculture and educate the people in improved methods of farming.

(Answered by Secretary Lord George Hamilton.)The utility of agricultural shows for the purposes mentioned by the hon. Member is already recognised by the Indian Governments; they are held in the districts whenever the support and co-operation of the public can be counted on, and there is a reasonable chance of results commensurate with the labour and expense of organising them.