HC Deb 07 June 1951 vol 488 cc1219-20
52. Mr. P. Bartley

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is yet in a position to make a statement in regard to the steps he proposes to take to enable farmers to bring back into production land, especially in County Durham, which has gone out of use due to coalmining subsidence damage.

Mr. T. Williams

I would refer my hon. Friend to my reply to him on 22nd February and that of my right hon. Friend the Minister of Fuel and Power on 4th June.

Mr. Bartley

The answer given on 22nd February was not to that effect. If my right hon. Friend will look it up he will find that the reply was that he was giving consideration to the matter but was not yet able to make a statement.

Mr. Williams

Yes, that is certainly true but any Questions relating to the Turner Report recommendations will have to be addressed to the Minister of Fuel and Power.