HC Deb 15 July 1946 vol 425 c862
49. Mr. S. Shephard

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster the approximate stocks of bread grains in the British zone in Austria, other than those held by U.N.R.R.A; and the steps which have been taken to encourage food production.

Mr. J. Hynd

There are no such stocks for Austrian consumption. To encourage indigenous food production, seeds, fertilisers, insecticides and veterinary supplies have been imported; the local production of agricultural machinery is being encouraged; the areas under bread grains and potatoes have been increased; extra transport has been provided; improved methods of collecting farm produce have been recommended to the Austrian Government; allotment holdings have been developed in both town and country districts.

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