§ 51. Mr. Crouch
asked the Minister of Agriculture how many counties have now signified their intention to merge with the National Allotments and Gardens Society.
Mr. T. Williams
Fifteen county garden produce committees have informed me that they are supporting the merger of village produce associations and the reconstituted National Allotments and Gardens Society.
§ 52. Mr. Crouch
asked the Minister of Agriculture if, in view of the present emergency and the necessity to produce the maximum amount of food from our own soil, he will continue the grant to the village produce associations.
§ Mr. Crouch
In view of the importance of full food production will not the Minister continue the grant?
The associations have been self-supporting so far, and I do not see the need to make a change at this moment.