HC Deb 21 October 1946 vol 427 cc1309-10
64. Mr. Dye

asked the Minister of Agriculture how many new combine harvesters he is allocating to Norfolk, and which types.

Mr. T. Williams

County allocations of imported combined harvesters will not be made until after the closing date for the

I. Before March, 1946. £ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Posters and Leaflets 2,891 19 4
Advertising space in buses, trams, etc. 1,459 8 0
4,351 7 4
II. Since March, 1946.
Authorised for expenditure by County Offices (recruiting rallies, marches, publicity stalls, local press publicity, etc.) 5,029 17 6
Photographs 90 7 11
5,120 5 5
Expenditure on advertising (through Central Office of Information) 13,681 0 4
13,681 0 4
18,801 5 9
TOTAL 23,152 13 1
74. Mr. Garry Allighan

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether in view of the fact that after expending £23,153 on a recruiting campaign for the W.L.A., at the conclusion of which there are 24,741 fewer members of the service than there were

submission of applications which has been fixed for 15th November, 1946. Each county war agricultural executive committee will be notified of its quota as soon as possible after that date. Home-produced combines are not now subject to county quota, but applications for them still require approval by executive committees.

Mr. Dye

Will the Minister see that some small combined harvesters come to Norfolk this year, in view of the fact that the provision of a greater number of powerful ones means that smaller fanners are not having the advantages of combined harvesters?

Mr. Williams

Wherever possible selected applicants are offered the model of their choice. I hope that will apply to Norfolk also.