HC Deb 26 April 1926 vol 194 cc1647-8
28. Mr. R. MORRISON (for Mr. BUXTON)

asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of cases in which county agricultural committees have used their powers in regard to injurious weeds during the years 1923, 1924 and 1925?


With the right hon. Gentleman's permission, I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a statement giving the desired information.

Following is the statement:

The latest available figures of the number of eases in which County Agricultural Committees have used their powers with regard to injurious weeds are as follow:

Cases. Year ended 30th September,
1923. 1924.
Reported to Agricultural Committee. 936 1,481
Dealt with by arrangement 917* 1,426*
Notices served 91 104
Prosecutions Successful 6 9
Unsuccessful 3
* Some cases are satisfactorily dealt with by arrangement without the matter being reported to the Agricultural Committee.

Particulars for the year ended 30th September, 1925, are now being collected and the results will 'ac forwarded to the right hon. Gentleman as soon as possible.