§ 23. Sir JOHN SPEAR
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture if any alteration has been made to facilitate the giving of assistance to farmers during hay and corn harvest by soldiers serving with the Colours; whether that assistance may be obtained by direct communication, between those requiring such assistance and the officer commanding the men available to render it; and whether the Board of Agriculture will publish a clear and definite statement on the subject?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Acland)
The Board have been in communication with the military authorities on the matter for several weeks past, and they hope to be in a position to make an announcement upon it shortly. They realise to the full the urgency and importance of the matter.