HC Deb 23 April 1928 vol 216 cc615-6
30. Colonel BURTON

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the number of bankruptcies and deeds of assignment among farmers, the scheme for Government agricultural credits is now complete; when it will be introduced; and when the scheme will come into force?


I hope to introduce at an early date the necessary legislation in connection with the Government scheme for agricultural credit, but I cannot at present say when the scheme will come into force.

Colonel BURTON

Is such a scheme yet complete?


Yes. The Bill is drafted.

Lieut.-Colonel ACLAND-TROYTE

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that it is nearly two years since this was promised and that farmers have been suffering by not having it?


Yes, my hon. and gallant Friend has brought that fact to my notice.