HC Deb 30 October 1918 vol 110 cc1496-7W

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether any arrangements are being made whereby Army horses and stores will be made available after the War for the use of men engaged in, or who may take to, agriculture at home; whether it is proposed that Army horses, wagons, lorries, and stores shall be sold direct to agriculturists and not in gross to dealers who may re-sell them; and, in particular, whether he is considering that the sheds, huts, and other temporary buildings now in use by the Army might be employed for equipping farms and small holdings with stables, pigsties, fowlhouses, and other outbuildings?


The President has set up a Departmental Committee to consider and report upon the question of how Governments Stores, which may become available after the close of the War, can best be utilised for agricultural and horticultural purposes. When this Committee has reported, the President will at once consider their recommendations with a view to submitting a scheme to the Army Council.