HC Deb 22 February 1940 vol 357 c1526
54. Mr. Wilfrid Roberts

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the survey made by the Land Utilisation Survey is being made use of in connection with his war-time agricultural campaign; and whether or not the work of the survey is being continued?

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

Yes, Sir, most of the 6-inch sheets on which the primary results of the Land Utilisation Survey were originally recorded have been lent to the county war agricultural executive committees, and I am glad to take this opportunity of expressing my thanks for the generous way in which the Director of the Survey put this material at my disposal. As regards the second part of the Question, I am informed that the field work of the survey was completed and recorded on the 6-inch maps before the outbreak of war. The remaining work consists of the publication of these maps, reduced to 1-inch scale, and the writing and publication of reports for the various counties. Some of this work has already been done and I am informed that the remainder is proceeding.

Mr. Roberts

Is not the extension of this work of vital importance and cannot the Minister make fuller use of the services of this body?

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

I am making every possible use of it.

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