§ 29. Mr. Bechervaise
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if there has been a survey of the agricultural possibilities of Austria with a view to increased food production.
§ Mr. J. Hynd
Yes, Sir. Such a survey has been made, and the Austrian Government have prepared a cropping programme for 1946–47 which envisages an increase of some 20 per cent. in the area under cultivation.
§ Mr. Piratin
If the Minister is concerned with this question, will he take steps to intervene with the American authorities to prevent exports of food from the American zone?