§ 63. Mr. HURD
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he consulted the National Farmers' Union and other bodies representative of agricultural opinion as to the terms of his circular letter of 3rd June addressed to agricultural occupiers; and whether he is aware that the desired information would be more easily furnished by occupiers if the periods chosen were the normal farming years ending with Michaelmas or Lady Day?
§ Dr. ADDISON
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, all inquiries concerning livestock and livestock 584 products must relate to a year beginning on 4th June seeing that information as to the number of livestock is obtained annually on that date. The remaining inquiries referred to in the letter relate to a year beginning about Michaelmas.