§ MR. BOLAND (Kerry, S.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he is aware that the Kew Bulletin has not been issued for some four or five years; and can he stat e why its publication has ceased.
§ * THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. AILWYN FELLOWES, Huntingdonshire, Ramsey)
Owing to the increasing demands upon the scientific staff at Kew in recent years it has not been found possible, since 1899, to issue any further numbers of the Kew Bulletin. The information formerly given in the appendices is, however, still published year by year, and the articles which appeared from time to time with regard to the diseases of trees and crops are now printed in the journal and leaflets issued by the Board of Agriculture. The Bulletin served a useful purpose, as is evidenced by the fact that its published numbers are still in continuous demand; but I am doubtful whether the issue of further numbers would justify the additional expenditnre which would be entailed. I shall be glad, however, to look more closely into the matter.