HC Deb 18 December 1906 vol 167 c1280
MR. ROWLANDS (Kent, Dartford)

I beg to ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether the Board of Agriculture has received any Reports that the instruction sent out by the Board, with a view to the prevention of gooseberry disease, have had a good effect, or whether it is deemed necessary for more definite action to be taken.

SIR EDWARD STRACHEY (Somersetshire, S.)

It is too soon to say whether the recommendations issued by the Board will prove sufficient to prevent the introduction or spread of the disease. The position is being carefully watched, and if it should appear that further powers are necessary to deal with the disease, the Board will not hesitate to ask for them.