48. Mr. De la Bère
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will issue instructions to county war agricultural committees throughout the country that they should endeavour, before ploughing up the playing-fields which have been expressly prepared as children's playing-grounds, to ascertain that all other large areas of land suitable for cultivation have been utilised?
§ The Minister of Agriculture (Mr. R. S. Hudson)
Committees have already been instructed that any indiscriminate action in connection with ploughing-up sports grounds, recreation grounds, etc., is undesirable.
Mr. De la Bère
Is my right hon. Friend aware that during the four years of war a number of playing fields have been ploughed up, and why is it that hundreds of miles of 18-hole golf courses remain unploughed?