§ MR. A. K. LOYD (Berkshire, Abingdon)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether there is any intention of obtaining from His Majesty's Representatives abroad Reports on the organisation and work of departments of agriculture, and the assistance rendered by the State in the interests of agriculture in foreign countries, and of presenting such Reports to Parliament, in continuation of Parliamentary Paper, Commercial No. 3 (1894), which continued Commercial No. 24 (1889), which supplemented Commercial No. 9 (1884).
§ EARL PERCY
The matter will be considered in consultation with the Board of Agriculture, but it seems doubtful whether such Reports repay the labour involved.
§ MR. A. K. LOYD
Might not the labour be very much reduced by confining the instructions to matters of interest that may have arisen since the last Report? Will the noble Lord consider that?