HC Deb 31 January 1939 vol 343 cc17-8
33. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is now in a position to make some statement regarding increased credit facilities for the agricultural community?

Mr. Ramsbotham

No, Sir. There is nothing to add to the reply given to my hon. Friend on 1st November last.

Mr. De la Bère

May I ask the hon. Member whether something of a concrete nature will be forthcoming on this all-important subject, and whether he does not think that the new Minister of Agriculture will have to be strong and very courageous to cope with the frustrations of the Treasury?

Mr. Ramsbotham

I can give no actual date, but the matter is under careful consideration.