§ 67. Captain MURRAY
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he will bear in mind the necessity for the passage into law of the Bee Disease Bill; and whether he will take all possible steps to pass the Bill through all its stages at an early date?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Runciman)
I am well aware of the widespread demand amongst bee-keepers and gardeners for the passing of this Bill into law, and I hope that the Second Reading will be secured in the near future.
§ Captain MURRAY
Has the right hon. Gentleman any information to show that the Bill is in any sense a controversial measure?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
No, I am not aware that the small bee owners are up in arms against the measure. I have had hundreds of letters from them, and they invariably express alarm at the measure not being passed.
Several hon. Members rose—