§ 33. Mr. Symonds
asked the Minister of Food if he will grant a special allocation of sugar to beekeepers immediately, to counteract the adverse effects of the recent cold wet weather on the hives.
§ Mr. Strachey
After consulting my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, I have decided in view of the weather conditions to make available to beekeepers immediately up to 5 lb. of sugar per colony as an advance on the autumn and winter feeding allowance which would normally be obtainable from 1st August.
§ Brigadier Head
Is the Minister aware that he is to be congratulated on making this grant to almost the only workers in the country who have no trade union?