HC Deb 17 August 1909 vol 9 cc1356-7W

asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) whether, on the second reading of the Weeds and Agricultural Seeds (Ireland) Bill, he will accept an Instruction to the Committee to extend the scope of the Bill to the United Kingdom?


The Bill in question has been drafted to meet the special conditions of agriculture in Ireland, and it would appear from the answer given on behalf of the President of the Board of Agriculture to the question of the hon. Member for South Buckinghamshire that the Bill could not be extended to England and Wales without considerable modifications; and I have also learned that it would be opposed. My only hope of getting the Bill passed during the present Session lies in the fact that so far as Irish Members are concerned it is unopposed.