33. Mr. De la Bère
asked the Minister of Agriculture what steps the Government are taking to encourage the artificial drying of crops, such as hay, by farmers, in view of the greater feeding value obtained by this method?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Brecon and Radnor (Mr. Guest) on 2nd November last.
Mr. De la Bère
Is my right hon. Friend aware that many small farmers 841 are unable to purchase this artificial drying apparatus, which is so essential to them, by reason of the fact that the necessary finance is not forthcoming from the Government?
§ Mr. Morrison
My hon. Friend asked me what steps the Government were taking to encourage the artificial drying of crops, and if he will read the answer to which I have referred him, he will find a complete reply to his question there.