HC Deb 21 February 1940 vol 357 cc1321-2
17. Mr. Wakefield

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware of the considerable amount of unused ground at Royal Air Force aerodromes and camps suitable for the growing of vegetables; and, in view of the need for increasing the production of foodstuffs, what steps does he propose to take to utilise such ground?

Sir K. Wood

The attention of Commanding Officers at Royal Air Force stations has recently been drawn to the desirability of utilising all available land at aerodromes for food production; and they have been advised to consult the statutory Allotment Authority or the County War Agricultural Executive Committee, as the case may be. There are standing instructions regarding the letting for agricultural purposes of surplus land at Royal Air Force stations.