HC Deb 25 February 1918 vol 103 c1124W

asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) why tobacco growers whose seed beds failed and who could not procure plants for their plots were compelled to leave the same idle for the season, or if they sowed catch crops, were deprived of the tobacco growers' bonus?


Persons who intended to grow tobacco and were unable to plant it were not required to keep land idle during the season. Land sown with crops other than tobacco obviously could not be regarded as coming within the scheme of tobacco experiments, and in respect of it no grant could be payable from the subsidy for tobacco experiments.