HC Deb 22 February 1926 vol 192 cc31-2
78. Mr. BUXTON

asked the Minister of Agriculture what steps the Government are taking to disseminate among farmers in popular form the results of research, as promised by Lord Bledisloe in July, 1925?


I would refer the right hon. Gentleman to the recently issued Report of the Intelligence Department of the Ministry, of which I am sending him a copy, and particularly to pages 13 and 14, where the various agencies and methods are described and discussed. I may add to the details there given that the revised edition of the pamphlet, "Agricultural Research and the Farmer," is in an advanced state of preparation, and will be issued shortly; and that four monographs have now been published in the special series by research institutes.


Will the Minister see that the information is available for Members of the House?


These are Stationery Office publications, and under the Rule of the House, which has been in force for some years, it is only possible to obtain the publications by application to the Stationery Office, and on the ground that they are necessary for a Member's Parliamentary work.

Captain GEE

Would it not be better if Ministers refused to answer questions when the information desired can be obtained on application to the Vote Office?