HC Deb 26 January 1931 vol 247 c602
41. Mr. ALBERY

asked the Minister of Agriculture if the Government intend to take any emergency action to prevent an increase of unemployment in the agricultural industry in the immediate future?

Mr. WILLIAM WHITELEY (Lord of the Treasury)

I have to express the regret of my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture who through illness is unable to be in his place this afternoon. I have been asked to reply. My right hon. Friend is not in a position to make any statement on the matter.