Those who did so, did well. Sir Henry Betterton took
any amount of trouble to bring the arid figures of the cost of relief works up to date, and is a greatly improved speaker. Major Elliot, however, had the success of the debate. He was fortunate only in that the eourse of the discussion was set by Mr. Lloyd George towards the distresses and the potentialities of agriculture, but for the rest his. success owed nothing to luck. His strophe was ' Agriculture must be saved ' ; his antistrophe Livestock farming will be saved by quotas better than by duties.' The result was that the House had hurled at it an admir- ably argued and extremely drastic plan for the control of meat imports, and was left with the impression that even if a voluntary scheme failed the Minister was not at the end of his resources.