HC Deb 15 March 1945 vol 409 cc389-90
54. Mr. Edģar Granville

asked the Minister of Agriculture from what date the compulsory growing of wheat as an instruction from war agricultural committees will cease.

Mr. Hudson

Owing to weather conditions last autumn directions will not be served or enforced for the growing of wheat for the 1945 harvest, and if the world food situation permits, compulsory directions will not be served for the growing of this crop for the 1946 harvest.

Mr. Granville

In view of the fact that the right hon. Gentleman will make no long-term announcement, will he give an assurance that the position of arable counties in regard to allocation, quantity production and economic price has been fully taken into consideration by him?

Mr. Hudson

Yes, Sir.