§ 74. Mr. PRINGLE
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he can state the nature and terms of the arrangement made by the War Office with farmers for breaking up grass land for the growing of oats?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD Of AGRICULTURE (Sir Richard Winfrey)
The terms are set out in the contract, a copy of which I shall be happy to give the hon. Member. In effect it offers a bonus to farmers who plough up grass land in order to sow oats for the 1917 harvest, for the use of the War Office.