HC Deb 30 June 1905 vol 148 c644
MR. ALLHUSEN (Hackney, Central)

To ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether his attention has been drawn to the prevalence of beech disease (cryptococcus fagi) in England and Scotland; and whether he will take steps to inform owners of beech woods of the best methods of arresting its progress.

(Answered by Mr. Ailwyn Fellowes.) The disease to which my hon. friend directs attention is, I am sorry to say, widely distributed throughout England, and it has occurred in many parts of Scotland. We have during the past few days published a leaflet on the subject, copies of which I shall be glad to place at his disposal. We shall take steps to circulate the leaflet as widely as possible. It sets out in detail the remedial measures which can with advantage be adopted.