asked the President of the Board of Education whether, in accordance with the memorandum of arrangement between the Board of Education and the Board of Agriculture in respect of agricultural education issued in September, 1909, and iii compliance with the assurance given by him, the minute constituting the Rural Education Conference will now be published without further delay, so that the conference may commence its work at an early date; and, if not, what is the cause of the prolonged deferment of its publication?
I am informed by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Agriculture that invitations to appoint representatives were issued on 15th January to the various associations and bodies whom it was desired should be represented on the Conference. The last of the replies to these invitations were not received till the 9th of this month. My right hon. Friend and I now hope to be in a position to make the promised announcement in the course of a few days.