HC Deb 22 March 1934 vol 287 c1377
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?


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.


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?


Anything that is a paying proposition will be considered by the Government.