HC Deb 06 March 1918 vol 103 c1966
62. Captain WRIGHT

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture if, in the event of it becoming necessary to ask for an increased area of arable cultivation for the 1919 crop, he will formulate his proposals and place them before the Federation of County War Agricultural Committees for their opinion as soon as possible so that he may be in a position to announce them to the farmers before July, 1918?


The President will gladly bear in mind the hon. Member's suggestion for an early announcement of the Government's plans for the 1919 harvest, though he cannot undertake to submit them first for the approval of the Federation of County War Agricultural Committees.

Captain WRIGHT

Does the hon. Gentleman realise that there is a distinction between approval and opinion, and that the suggestion in the question is that the proposals should be put before the county war agricultural committees who have to carry them out locally an opportunity of talking over the matter Will such an opportunity be afforded?


I will draw the attention of my right hon. Friend to the distinction.

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