HC Deb 20 March 1941 vol 370 cc285-6
46. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, as on Saturdays and Sundays at many golf courses a number of men and youths are still provided for carrying members' clubs as caddies, he will confer with the Minister of Labour with a view to these men being utilised for work on the land; and whether he will urge on county war agricultural committees throughout the country the necessity of utilising selected portions of golf courses for cultivation where the soil is favourable for a good output?

The Minister of Agriculture (Mr. R. S. Hudson)

The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, I have already taken the action suggested by my hon. Friend.

Mr. De la Bère

Is the Minister aware that a large number of golf committees in this country are suffering from a certain unawareness of the importance of the increase of food production throughout the country, and will he use that charm of manner that he has and try to educate them into making a greater war effort?