§ 61. Mr. Collins
asked the Minister of Agriculture the numbers of communal grass driers which are now in course of erection in England and Wales; the number which it is expected will be completed by the end of May; and the total number for which plans have been approved.
§ Mr. T. Williams
The answer to the first and second parts of the Question is 16. Discussions are taking place on several other projects, but plans have not yet been approved.
§ Mr. Collins
In view of the small number of driers compared to the need, can my right hon. Friend say what steps can be taken to speed up construction and what additional priorities are required?
§ Mr. Williams
My hon. Friend asked only for the number of communal grass driers and the number is obviously rather on the small side. Between June, 1947, and June, 1948, we hope that 125 other grass driers will be delivered to individual farms, or to farmers acting in co-operation.