HC Deb 27 June 1940 vol 362 c596
48. Mr. T. Smith

asked the Minister of Agriculture to what extent soilless cultivation is being developed commercially or otherwise in this country; and whether, in view of the need for intensive production of certain foodstuffs, any encouragement is given to this method of cultivation?

Mr. Hudson

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my predecessor to a similar question on 4th April last, to which I have nothing to add. The position is being kept under review.

Mr. Smith

Can the right hon. Gentleman give an assurance that this new idea is being investigated by his Department? Will he also take into account the fact that a good many industrialists opposed the idea because it was new, rather than because it was unsound?

Mr. Hudson

I can assure the House that the matter is being kept under review.

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