§ Viscount WOLMER
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that the practice of exhibiting weather forecasts in rural post offices has been discontinued; and, if so, whether, in view of the benefit conferred on smallholders, market gardeners, and small farmers, he will take steps to restore this service?
§ Mr. HARTSHORN
I have been asked to reply. There has been no regular exhibition of weather forecasts in rural post offices, but in some instances persons interested have arranged with the Meteorological Office for the supply of forecasts by telegraph, and the Post Office, when requested by the addressees, has allowed such messages to be exhibited at post offices. This facility has not been withdrawn.