HC Deb 03 November 1947 vol 443 c1338
54. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Agriculture what provision he has made for the completion of more large-scale grass drying plants by the Milk Marketing Board or farmers' co-operative societies in time for the 1948 season.

Mr. G. Brown

It is expected that the number of grass driers in use for the 1948 season will be about 30 per cent. greater than in 1947. A number of the additional driers are, I understand, being obtained by the Milk Marketing Board to enable them to start further schemes on a communal basis for dairy farmers.

Mr. Hurd

May we take it that the Minister is giving all possible assistance to the Milk Marketing Board and farmers' co-operative societies?

Mr. Brown

Certainly, Sir. Further than that, the total number for which we are covered by what we think are quite firm arrangements, is the maximum we can possibly get out of the supplies available.