HC Deb 26 March 1919 vol 114 c430W
Major NALL

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the largely increased hay crop that will be available in France this year, and the number of horses now being returned to civilian use in this country, he will decontrol hay, and thus avoid the unnecessarily heavy charges now made for administrative services?


I am informed that very large quantities of the hay originally intended for the Army have been and will continue to be transferred to civil use, but there is general agreement among pro-producers, dealers, and consumers that the control cannot be removed so far as the 1918 crop is concerned.