HC Deb 27 March 1928 vol 215 c968
57. Mr. HASLAM

asked the Minister of Agriculture how many official demonstrations showing the benefit to agricultural land of the application of lime in its various forms were given, and where, during the financial year drawing to a close; and if he is proposing to hold further demonstrations this summer?


Demonstrations of the nature referred to by my hon. Friend are carried out by local agricultural education authorities. Similar work of a more experimental nature is arranged by University Departments of Agriculture and agricultural colleges, both directly and through the local authorities. Both types of work are aided by grants from the Ministry. The numbers of such demonstrations and experiments are not immediately available; but they were carried out generally in those parts of the country suffering from lime deficiency. This work will be continued in the normal course during the coming season.