HL Deb 17 July 1968 vol 295 cc411-2

7.35 p.m.


I beg to move that the Field Beans Scheme 1968, copies of which were laid in draft before this House on July 4, 1968, be approved. The grant is intended to encourage the development of field beans because of their importance as a break crop for cereals, particularly wheat, and also because they are a source of protein, which saves imported feeding-stuffs.

We discussed all this in some detail during the passage of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, and I am sure it is not necessary for me to go into further detail now. The scheme comes into operation as soon as both Houses have approved the Order, and it relates to the crop year commencing July 1, 1968. I beg to move.

Moved, That the Draft Field Beans Scheme, 1968, laid before the House on July 4 be approved.—(Lord Beswick.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.