§ 34. Mr. HURD
asked what arrangements are in progress for the continued and most advantageous use on the land of the agricultural machinery of war agricultural committees as they become available for purchase; and whether special terms and priority of purchase can be offered to actual farmers and to owners who are prepared to place the outfits at the disposal of farmers in their districts?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD Of AGRICULTURE (Sir Arthur Boscawen)
Implements and machinery as they become surplus are being sold by public auction in the locality in which they have been at work. It is not possible to arrange for special terms to any class of purchaser, but, so far as my information goes, the purchasers have for the most part been farmers.