§ 72. Lieut.-Colonel RUGGLES-BRISE
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the official statement issued to the Press on 17th December by his Department represents the full programme of His Majesty's Government in relation to agriculture; whether the measures indicated are calulated to restore prosperity to farming; and, if not, what further measures are in preparation?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of AGRICULTURE (Dr. Addison)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The extent to which the proposals referred to are beneficial will depend upon the use that is made of them by the agricultural community. The aim of the Government is to improve the standard of life of those who work upon the land, and further proposals to this end will be submitted in due course.
§ Lieut.-Colonel RUGGLES-BRISE
Can the right hon. Gentleman say, in reply to the second part of the question, whether the measures indicated are calculated to restore prosperity to farmers?