HC Deb 06 March 1952 vol 497 c654
57. Mr. E. G. Gooch

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will encourage members of food production clubs and allotment societies to increase production by making a contribution towards the cost of fertilisers purchased in bulk by clubs and societies.

Sir T. Dugdale

It is intended that schemes made under the Agricultural (Fertilisers) Bill, now before Parliament, shall provide for the making of contributions towards the cost of fertilisers acquired by associations of allotment holders or smallholders which buy fertilisers in bulk for re-distribution to their members. Food production clubs if their members occupy private gardens (which are not agricultural land) are not covered by the Bill.

Mr. Gooch

Will the right hon. and gallant Gentleman take into consideration notifying the various societies of the concession that he has made, perhaps due to pressure from this side of the House?

Sir T. Dugdale

I will take note of what the hon. Member says.