HC Deb 30 June 1919 vol 117 c656W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture if a large proportion of the straw and hay of last year's harvest bought by the Government still remains in the stack yards throughout the country, a large quantity of which is stilt unpaid for; and whether he will consider taking immediate steps, in the interests of the farming industry, to have this straw and hay dealt with, in order that farmers- may have the necessary space available to stack the corn and hay crops of this year's harvest?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply. I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave on Thursday last to my hon. Friend the Member for Nottingham East (Sir J. D. Rees) of which I am sending him a copy. As regards the last part of the question, every endeavour is being made to clear forage at as early a date as possible