HC Deb 09 February 1933 vol 274 cc358-9
66. Mr. L. SMITH

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the agricultural machinery in respect of which demonstrations have recently been promoted or sponsored by his Department is invariably of British manufacture; and, if not, what steps are taken before demonstrating foreign agricultural machinery to ensure that no adequate British substitute is available?


The scheme of agricultural machinery demonstrations conducted under the Ministry's auspices was suspended early last year, and, under present conditions, my right hon. Friend does not contemplate a revival of that scheme.