§ Major NEWTON
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether his attention has been drawn to a petition, widely signed by persons interested in poultry keeping, protesting, for the reasons given in such petition, against the statement by the Under-Secretary to the Board of Agriculture that the Board proposes to set apart sufficient poultry food to maintain only 5 per cent. of normal stock; and whether he will give this matter further consideration?
§ Mr. PROTHERO
Yes, Sir; my attention has been drawn to the position, which however, has been signed by poultry keepers under a misapprehension of the facts of the case. A full statement of the position is contained in my answer to a. question by the hon. Member for Merthyr Tydvil on the 19th of last month and in the previous questions and answers-referred to therein.