HC Deb 19 April 1951 vol 486 cc2005-6
55. Mr. Crouch

asked the Minister of Agriculture under what statutory authority grants were paid to county garden produce committees during the years 1946 to 1951 inclusive.

Mr. T. Williams

Statutory authority was given by the Annual Appropriation Act.

Mr. Crouch

If I had not asked this Question, would the Minister have elucidated the answer he gave a fortnight ago, when he said that these associations receive no aid?

Mr. Williams

My answer a fortnight ago was transparently clear. Village associations did not receive any grants.

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