HC Deb 27 January 1913 vol 47 cc957-8
7. Mr. KING

asked whether a sample of dwarf maize, especially adapted to northern climates, has been received from an English gentleman now farming in Dakota; whether the receipt was acknowledged; whether any experiment was made with the seed supplied; and whether any results of a satisfactory nature were obtained?


The sample to which my hon. Friend refers was received in December, 1911, but I regret to find that by inadvertence no acknowledgment was sent. The seed was tested last summer on an experimental farm, but owing to the lateness of the season the crop did not ripen. Some of the seed, however, was reserved, and another experiment will be made with it next summer. I shall be pleased to let my hon. Friend know the result.


If the right hon. Gentleman could give me a further detailed report in writing, would he do so?


Yes, as soon as the experiment is completed, I shall be glad to communicate with my hon. Friend.