§ Colonel HICKMAN
asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the question of giving bounties to farmers in the United Kingdom, to induce them during the present autumn to plough up more grass land and sow winter wheat; to increase the quantity of bread-stuff in reserve at this crisis, and help to keep the price of bread down for the working classes in case the supplies from the Dominions and foreign ports are, by the exigencies of war, at any time stopped coming here?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Sir H. Verney)
The Prime Minister has asked me to answer this question. The matter is receiving the careful consideration of the Cabinet Committee on Food Supplies, and the Agricultural Consultative Committee is advising the Board of Agriculture as to possible means of increasing the home-grown wheat supply.