§ 66. Sir HERBERT NIELD
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture if he will take steps to apply the Defence of the Realm Act to trespass upon lands producing food in the same manner as it is applied to trespass upon allotments under the Cultivation of Lands Order?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Sir Richard Winfrey)
The Board do not think they would have the support of public opinion generally in making mere trespass on any cultivated land a criminal offence under the Defence of the Realm Act, and are not, therefore, prepared to act on the hon. Member's suggestion.