§ 31. Major CARVER
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the loss of £2,488 1s. on the Government Farm Settlement at Amesbury in the last year for which figures are available, he will consider the desirability of disposing of this undertaking, especially in view of the fact that the total loss on it during the 14 years of its existence has been over £21,000?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
Arrangements have already been made to let a part of the Amesbury property as from Lady Day, and negotiations for the letting of further portions are actively proceeding.
§ Mr. THORNE
May I ask whether the Government have considered the advisability of starting growing sugar-beet, which may be a paying proposition on account of the subsidy?