HC Deb 30 May 1927 vol 207 cc30-1W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has devoted any attention to the American system of demonstration railway trains for the dissemination of up-to-date information on agriculture matters; and whether he is considering the establishment of such trains in this country?


The question of demonstration trains was considered by the Ministry in 1919 and 1921, but finally dropped on grounds of economy, and for the same reason has not since been revived. So far as marketing is concerned, I would, however, draw the attention of the hon. Baronet to the demonstrations which are being carried out by my Department at agricultural shows up and down the country during the present year.