2. MARQUESS of TULLIBARDINE
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether in regard to the advertisement by the English Board of Agriculture which recently appeared in the Press concerning posts in the horticultural branch, it has been decided that applications from Scots and Irish candidates shall not be considered?
§ Mr. WILLIAM JONES (Lord of the Treasury, for Mr. Runciman)
No, Sir, every application is considered on its merits, and some of the most meritorious have come from Scotsmen and Irishmen.
MARQUESS of TULLIBARDINE
Am I wrong in saying that orders have practically been given that these posts shall be given to Englishmen?