HC Deb 29 June 1917 vol 95 c690W
Captain WRIGHT

asked the President of the Board of Argiculture whether it is the intention of His Majesty's Government that the powers proposed to be conferred upon the Board of Agriculture by the Corn Production Bill shall be in substitution for the powers now being exercised by the county executive committees?


The county executive committees are working under powers derived from the Defence of the Realm Act; the Corn Production Bill proposes to confer powers of control over the cultivation of land upon the Board of Agriculture, through the county committees or otherwise, for the period of the duration of the Bill.