HC Deb 06 February 1941 vol 368 cc1076-7
50. Mr. Woodburn

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is satisfied that the executive officers appointed to the county committees of the Women's Land Army have had the training and experience necessary for such important posts; and whether he will obtain the views of the various chairmen of committees thereon?

Mr. Hudson

The responsible officer of the Women's Land Army in each administrative area for England and Wales is the county or area secretary. In general, I am satisfied that Women's Land Army secretaries are adequately qualified to carry out their duties.

Mr. Woodburn

The Question asked whether the Minister is prepared to consult chairmen of committees to see whether they are satisfied. Is he aware that some of the officers who have been appointed to these positions are quite unfit for them and that great dissatisfaction is caused in some areas?

Mr. Hudson

If the hon. Member will let me have particulars, I will look into the matter.