HC Deb 13 March 1933 vol 275 c1604

asked the Minister of Agriculture if the Ministry is in a position to furnish information and advice to farmers and others in East Anglia in regard to the cultivation of flax?


I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of a leaflet published by the Ministry dealing with the cultivation of flax for fibre. The leaflet is issued free in response to inquiries for information on this subject. As indicated, however, in the reply which I gave on 23rd February to a question by my hon. Friend the Member for Ormskirk (Sir S. Rosbotham), it is doubtful whether, at present prices for seed and fibre, flax can be grown or manufactured in Great Britain on an economic basis.