HC Deb 10 December 1945 vol 417 cc17-8
56. Major Legge-Bourke

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will now issue instructions to county W.A.E.C.s to forward all applications for Class B releases to agriculture which they have received and rejected since VE-Day without requiring applicants to re-apply.

Mr. T. Williams

No, Sir. The new arrangements for the release of agricultural workers will be conducted under a block release system and individual applications are not necessary. I am sending to the hon. Member a statement explaining the arrangements for the release of agricultural workers under the Class B block release scheme.

Colonel Thornton-Kemsley

Can the Minister say whether the arrangements which he has announced apply to Scotland as well as to England and Wales?

Mr. Williams

Certainly, Sir.

Sir G. Fox

Will the Minister publish it in Hansard?

Sir R. Ross

Does Northern Ireland get its proper share in proportion to its size?

Mr. Williams

I presume so.

Mr. Speaker

Mr. Ernest Davies.

Sir G. Fox

May we be told whether it can be published in Hansard?

Mr. Speaker

I have called the next Question.