HC Deb 24 February 1948 vol 447 cc324-5W
106. Sir P. Hannon

asked the Minister of Agriculture if consultation and exchange of results on experiment and research are being maintained between his Ministry and the Agricultural Ministry of Eire, with a view to increased effort to stimulate agricultural production and increase of food supply; and what official machinery is now operative with this objective.

Mr. G. Brown

These purposes are achieved not by direct contact between the two Ministries but through the medium of the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux organisation. This organisation consists of eleven bureaux and two institutes and is jointly financed and governed by the several countries of the Commonwealth and Empire through a representative Council. Eire and this country are represented, also, on the Standing Committee of the British Commonwealth Scientific Official Conference which provides another means of consultation and exchange of information on scientific matters.