§ Sir B. FALLE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether a publicity branch has been established at the Board of Agriculture; and, if so, if he can give the name of the gentleman appointed publicity officer, his salary, and if the same has recently been increased?
Sir A. BOSCAWEN
A publicity officer has been on the staff of tie Board for some time past. It is difficult to secure the services of men possessed of the requisite agricultural and literary qualifications, and on the resignation of the late officer, mainly owing to the insufficiency of the salary attached to the post, sanction was obtained to an increased rate of remuneration. Mr. S. L. Bensusan has now been appointed temporary publicity officer at the rate of £750 per annum inclusive.