HC Deb 10 August 1916 vol 85 cc1217-8
52. Captain C. BATHURST

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to a Yellow Book recently issued by the Board of Agriculture describing the agricultural development of Germany and showing, by comparison with German methods and statistics, the serious under-production of human food on the land of the United Kingdom; and whether, in view of the peril to the nation disclosed thereby, the Government propose to take any steps to stimulate greater food production at home?


The Government have instituted inquiries as to what methods should be adopted for increasing home-grown food supplies in the interest of national security after the War.


Has the right hon. Gentleman taken into consideration the effect of taxation levied upon land in compelling landowners to let go their land for use?