HC Deb 20 July 1944 vol 402 cc345-6
47. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will indicate his policy as regards the re-seeding of land which has been ploughed out under the war-time ploughing campaign and reseeded to new leys, in view of the widespread increase of weeds attributable to the bad seed mixtures which are now being applied in many districts; and whether he will issue instructional advice on these matters.

Mr. Hudson

The suggestion in the first part of the Question is not borne out by any information in my possession. As regards the last part, instructions have been issued.

Mr. De la Bère

Has the right hon. Gentleman ever seriously considered how very small is the information which is in his possession on this matter?

Mr. Price

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the fact that many of the seed mixtures which have been sold in recent years contained a very large percentage of docks and Yorkshire fog?