HC Deb 01 February 1940 vol 356 c1268
53. Mr. W. Roberts

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the advisory staffs of county farm institutes and agricultural departments of universities and colleges are being maintained or increased to assist farmers to meet the new problems arising from the campaign to increase food production?

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

No reduction has been made in the strength of the advisory services to which the hon. Member refers, and in certain directions the services are being increased. I am most anxious that farmers should have all the technical assistance they need to help them in increasing food production.