§ LORD DALMENY (Edinburgh, Midlothian)
I beg to ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether he is aware that, while the Caledonian Railway Company is offering cheap railway facilities in connection with the Highland Society's show, to be held in Peeblesshire this year, the North British Railway Company decline to grant similar facilities; and, if so, whether the Board of Agriculture will make representations to the North British Railway Company in order that the success of the show may not be imperilled.
§ SIR EDWARD STRACHEY
I am aware that certain difficulties have arisen in connection with the matter to which my noble friend refers, but we have not as yet received any representations from the Highland and Agricultural Society respecting it. I feel sure that if the directors of the Society should consider that we can be of any service to them in this or any other direction they will not hesitate to approach us on the subject.