§ 52. Mr. Douglas
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether it is by his direction or with his approval that county war agricultural executive committees serve orders on farmers requiring them to apply certain quantities of artificial fertilisers without the alternative of using equivalent quantities of organic manures?
I have given no specific instructions to county war agricultural executive committees on the matter to which the hon. Member refers. Those committees have full discretion in regard to the issue of directions to farmers on all matters relating to the proper cultivation of their land, but committees are always prepared to consider representations by any farmer that the directions served on him should be modified.