HC Deb 21 March 1917 vol 91 cc1885-6
53. Mr. PETO

asked whether the Report of the Agricultural Sub-Committee of the Reconstruction Committee can be laid upon the Table?


asked the Prime Minister whether he will give instructions for the already completed Part I. of the Report of the Agricultural Committee, presided over by Lord Selborne and appointed in August, 1916, to consider and report upon the methods of effecting an increase in the homegrown food supplies, having regard to the need for such an increase in the interest of national security, to be circulated to the Members of the House of Commons before the Government introduce any Bill or Resolutions to carry their agricultural proposals into effect?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Bonar Law)

The Report will be circulated before the introduction of the Bill which is necessary to carry into effect the agricultural proposals announced by the Prime Minister.