HC Deb 05 February 1948 vol 446 c1905
52. Mr. Drayson

asked the Minister of Labour if the provisions permitting German prisoners of war to remain in this country for agricultural purposes can be extended to include limestone Quarrying.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour (Mr. Ness Edwards)

I would refer the hon. Member to the replies given to the hon. Member for Oxford (Mr. Hogg) on 27th January and to the hon. Member for Bedford (Mr. Skeffington-Lodge) on 30th October, 1947, of which I am sending him copies.

Mr. Vane

Will the Minister say whether the word "agriculture" used in this sense includes horticulture and forestry?

Mr. Ness Edwards

I think it includes both.