HC Deb 12 November 1945 vol 415 c1748
60. Major Conant

asked the Minister of Agriculture how many ex-Servicemen are being trained in agriculture in the county of Worcestershire.

Mr. T. Williams

Eight, Sir.

Major Conant

Is the Minister satisfied that there is enough labour to replace the prisoners?

Mr. Williams

No, Sir. I should very much prefer the figure to be 80, or 88, or 880.

Mr. De la Bère

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the hon. Member for Evesham considers the position thoroughly unsatisfactory?

Major Legge-Bourke

Will the Minister bear in mind that until the men in the Forces who previously worked on the land know what the Government's agricultural policy is to be, they will not have very much enthusiasm about the present scheme?

Mr. Williams

Should that be the case, they will not be in doubt very much longer.

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