HC Deb 10 November 1921 vol 148 c680W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that poultry keepers are being assessed to the local rates in full for poultry pens although these pens do not exceed one-quarter acre in numerous cases; and whether, seeing that this rating is a hardship to poultry keepers in industrial areas, and if continued will cause many persons to give up their pens, he will, in view of the need of food production in this country being increased, take steps to have poultry farming rated as a branch of agriculture and thereby encourage an extension of poultry keeping?


I have been asked to reply to this question. I have not received any representations upon this matter, but if my hon. Friend will supply me with further particulars I shall be happy to look into it.