HC Deb 28 October 1954 vol 531 c2130
38. Mr. Dodds

asked the Minister of Agriculture what progress has been made in the programme for agricultural expansion.

Mr. Nugent

The net agricultural output for 1953–54 is estimated at about 55 per cent. above pre-war, compared with 43 per cent. in 1950–51 and 52 per cent. in 1952–53.

Mr. Dodds

Can the Minister understand the farmers being a little dissatisfied, or does he think that they are being a little unrealistic?

Mr. Nugent

I think there has been quite a satisfactory rate of progress.