§ 30. Mr. H. WILLIAMS
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware of the decrease of the acreage under barley and hops in recent years; and whether the Government intend to introduce legislation designed to stimulate increased growing of these crops?
§ Major ELLIOT
My hon. Friend is no doubt aware that a marketing scheme under the Agricultural Marketing Act, 1931, is in operation for the hop industry which, according to my information, has been suffering from over-production rather than under-production. I am not in a position to make any statement at the present time as regards barley production.