asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether he is aware that the notices calling for claims in connection with compulsory ploughing out were not widely advertised, and consequently many farmers in Northumberland were unaware of the date and failed to send claims in in time; and if he will allow such claims to be sent in for consideration in the usual manner?
Sir A. BOSCAWEN
The Board took all reasonable steps to bring to the notice of the persons concerned their intention to make Regulations fixing the time limit for making claims for compensation in connection with compulsory Ploughing Orders. The draft Regulations were published in the "London Gazette" on 23rd May last, and were widely advertised in the London and provincial Press, as well as in agricultural and professional newspapers. The Board have no power to admit claims that were not sent in by the prescribed date, namely, 31st July, 1919.