§ MR. J. F. MASON (Windsor)
I beg to ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether he will press forward the negotiations concerning | the proposed Council of Agricultural Research, in order that the necessary steps may be taken to secure financial aid from the Treasury in the next Budget Statement.
§ SIR EDWARD STRACHEY (Somerset, S.)
The Board fully realise the importance and pressing necessity of the scientific investigation of agricultural problems and they will spare no pains to secure improvement both in regard to organisation and the financial resources available for the purpose. The matter is not however free from difficulty, and I should be very glad to have an opportunity of personal conference with the hon. Member respecting it.