HC Deb 05 June 1940 vol 361 c840
26. Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Agriculture what steps he is taking to assist allotment holders to market any supplies surplus to their own requirements so as to avoid waste of food?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food (Mr. Boothby)

I have been asked to reply. My right hon. Friend is in consultation with my Noble Friend the Minister of Food on this subject, and I hope it will be possible to announce in the near future details of arrangements designed to secure the result desired. Perhaps the hon. Member would repeat his Question at a later date.

Mr. R. C. Morrison

Before he makes that announcement, will the hon. Gentleman have some consultation with the Treasury in order to find out whether it will be necessary for allotment holders who sell their produce to include the amount they receive in their Income Tax return?

Mr. Boothby

I have no doubt that all interests are being consulted.