HC Deb 07 December 1944 vol 406 cc724-5
59. Mr. Wootton-Davies

asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the cost to the State of the operations of the war agricultural executive committees; and whether he will give detailed figures by counties.

Mr. Hudson

I would refer my hon. Friend to the Vote of Credit Appropriation Account, 1939 (H.C.72 of 1941) to the Civil Appropriation Accounts (Unclassified Votes) for 1940 and 1941 and those for Class X, War Services, for 1942. I cannot undertake to give figures for individual counties, as in the absence of full information as to the conditions obtaining in the different counties, comparisons between one county and another would be very misleading.

60. Mr. Wootton-Davies

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in the case of farms taken over by the war agricultural executive committees, separate balance sheets showing profit and loss are prepared for official inspection; and whether he can give individual figures for each county.

Mr. Hudson

No, Sir.