HC Deb 16 March 1927 vol 203 cc2035-6W

asked the Prime Minister when it is proposed to introduce the Bills in connection with agriculture promised in the Ring's Speech?


The Diseases of Animals Bill was read a Second time yesterday, and the Rabbits and Rooks Bill has been introduced in another place. I hope that it will be possible to introduce the Ouse Drainage Bill and the Destructive Insects and Pests Bill at an early date. I am unable to say at this stage what other agricultural legislation may be possible during the present Session. As already announced, the Government have decided to set up a Royal Commission to consider the whole question of land drainage, before proceeding with legislation of a general character on that subject.