HC Deb 09 August 1916 vol 85 cc1033-4
48. Mr. G. LAMBERT

asked the Prime Minister whether, as a large number of exemptions of agricultural labour for military service will expire soon after the coming harvest, he will define, for the guidance of the tribunals, the policy of the Government as to the necessity for maintaining for next year the highest possible output of Home-grown food supplies?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Asquith)

The policy of the Government in this matter remains the same as that which I stated in answer to a question in this House on the 11th of May last. The Government hold that the maintenance of the highest possible output of home-grown food supplies remains a national object of a most essential nature.


Does that apply to next year as well as to this year?



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