HC Deb 30 May 1938 vol 336 c1639
23. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in order to increase land fertility in this country, he will consider offering a contribution, not exceeding £2 per acre, towards the ploughing-up and re-sowing of worn-out permanent pastures, subject to suitable conditions, such as inspection and approval by the county authority, use of specified seed manufactures, and the establishment of sound pastures?

The Minister of Agriculture. (Mr. W. S. Morrison)

I have no power to offer contributions of the kind suggested.

Mr. De la Bère

Is my right hon. Friend not aware that contributions of this nature would do more than all half measures put together to restore agriculture to some measure of prosperity?

Mr. Morrison

That is clearly a matter of opinion.