HC Deb 15 July 1943 vol 391 c366
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?