HC Deb 22 July 1946 vol 425 c1671
48. Mr. Dye

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether agricultural production had been planned in the British occupation zone of Germany; what acreages of wheat, rye, barley, oats and potatoes was it proposed to grow for harvesting in 1947; and what percentage of the population's requirements was it estimated to meet.

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Mr. John Hynd)

Yes, Sir; constant attention has been devoted to the planning of agricultural production in the British zone of Germany. According to present plans, the acreages to be sown for harvesting in 1947 arc as follow:

Wheat 765,000
Rye 2,000,000
Barley 400,000
Oats and Mixed Corn 1,857,000
Potatoes 1,582,000

If sufficient seeds and fertilisers can be found the area under potatoes will be increased by 300,000 acres. No reliable estimate can yet be made of the percentage of the requirements of the population which will be met.

Mr. Gallacher

Are the Government going to do anything to abolish the landowners and Junkers in the British zone?

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