§ 11. Mr. Kimball
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether, in view of the great value of land drainage to agriculture, he will now adopt the recommendations of the Heneage Report.
As I informed the hon. Member for Anglesey (Mr. C. Hughes) on 20th February last, I regret that I have not yet found a sufficient measure of agreement to justify action.
§ Mr. Kimball
Would my right hon. Friend agree that good drainage is essential to increased production?
I am not clear to what my hon. Friend is referring, and I should be glad, therefore, if he would write to me on that matter.
§ Mr. G. Jeger
Whilst welcoming the intimation of the Minister that he thinks nothing is more important than good land drainage—I quote his words—would the right hon. Gentleman tell us exactly what he intends to do about it?
We are giving every possible attention to it, but, as the hon. Gentleman knows, at present there is a restriction on capital development expenditure generally. Therefore, many improvements which we would dearly like to see carried out have had to be laid aside for the moment.