§ Mr. LOUGH
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether farmers who have undertaken to grow a certain acreage of mustard for manufacturers can be relieved of such obligation in view of 2044W the national emergency for more useful foods; and, if so, what step it is necessary for them to take in order to obtain relief from or postponement of their contract?
§ Sir R. WINFREY
It is possible that the cases referred to can be dealt with by war agricultural committees under the Cultivation of Lands Order, 1917, so as to-bring to bear the relief given by the Defence of the Realm (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 1915; but without precise details of the contracts it is not possible to express a definite opinion on this point.