HC Deb 15 July 1946 vol 425 cc865-6
55. Mr. Turton

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is satisfied that there are sufficient sacks for use in tie threshing of home-grown wheat this harvest.

Mr. T. Williams

While I can give no guarantee that local shortages will not occur, I am satisfied that all practicable steps have been taken to safeguard the supply of sacks for the coming threshing season.

Mr. Turton

Will the Minister bear in mind that his recently announced policy of giving a higher price for August and September will mean that a greater number of sacks will be needed, and will he make proper representations to his colleagues?

Mr. Williams

I agree that there may be a shortage here and there, but I can assure the hon. Member that we are doing our best.

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