§ 37. Sir GEORGE REID
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture, with reference to the response now being made to the appeal for increased cultivation, will he say whether any arrangements have been made for expert guidance and advice to those who may need them; and, if so, what arrangements?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Sir R. Winfrey)
Arrangements for giving expert advice to plot holders have been made both with the Royal Horticultural Society, which has agreed to extend its existing provision of garden instructors, and with the county education authorities, which in many counties have arranged to put their horticultural instructors on to the work. In connection with the Royal Horticultural Society's scheme, it is worthy of mention that up to the present no fewer than 1,000 gardeners have offered to give their services freely, from patriotic motives, so that their experience and knowledge may be put to the best use possible at the present time. It is hoped that many other gardeners will add their names to the society's list.