§ Sir J. JARVIS
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that the present interest rates demanded by the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation for long-term credits is 4¼ per cent.; and whether he will consider an early amending of the Agricultural Credits Act to enable loans to be available to farmers at rates not less favourable than on Government securities?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given on 17th December to my hon. Friend the Member for Belper (Mr. Wragg) a copy of which I am sending to him. I regret that I am unable to adopt the suggestion contained in the last part of the question.