HC Deb 20 March 1917 vol 92 c615W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he is aware that the War Agricultural Committee for Devon has succeeded in placing over 1,000 soldiers on farms and that between two and three hundred more have been applied for and are really necessary in order, with the regular agricultural labourers remaining on the land, to do justice to crop raising in the county; and will he arrange for the men required to be provided as soon as possible?


The War Agricultural Committee of Devonshire should refer the matter to the Board of Agriculture. The allotment of the available soldiers is regulated by the demands made by the Board on the military authorities.

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