HC Deb 06 April 1948 vol 449 c20
43. Mr. Percy Wells

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make available for the protection of growing crops, a supply of bird scaring ropes, the lack of which is involving Kent farmers in serious loss.

Mr. Belcher

So far as I am aware, suitable ropes for bird scaring can be obtained through normal trade channels. If, however, my hon. Friend will give me particulars of the case which he has in mind where difficulties in obtaining these ropes have arisen in the county of Kent, I will have the matter looked into.

Mr. Wells

Is my hon. Friend aware that in no part of Kent are these bird scaring ropes obtainable at the present time, and that this is having a very adverse effect on the food production drive? Will he look into this matter, as it is one on which I think he has been very badly advised?

Mr. Belcher