HC Deb 05 July 1938 vol 338 cc209-10W
Major Carver

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has any information of the effectiveness of the Land Fertility Scheme up to date; and what steps he proposes to take to remove the anxiety of producers that, under present circumstances, if they produce more they will run the risk of overstocking the market, as has recently been the case with regard to mutton and lamb?

Mr. Morrison

It is too early to judge the effectiveness of the Land Fertility Scheme. As regards the second part of the question, the position of the home producer in relation to an increase in production resulting from an improvement in the fertility of the soil of this country is already safeguarded in respect of a number of products by direct subsidies, price guarantees, tariffs or import regulation. The position in regard to sheep and lambs has been explained in several recent replies

List of schemes in respect of which the Board have been notified that the local education authorities concerned have formally agreed to make grants under the Education Act, 1936, of the amounts specified.
Local Education Authority. Number of cases. Percentage of grant.
Church of England. Roman catholic. Others.
Per cent.
Exeter 1 75
Hertfordshire 1 75
Gravesend 1 62.8
Margate 1 75
Blackburn 2 75
Rochdale 1 75
Norwich 1 50
Blyth 1 75
Wallsend 1 75
Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1 75
Tynemouth 1 75
Staffordshire 2 75
Kidderminster 1 75
Oldbury 1 75
In addition there are other cases in which the education authorities have notified their intention to make a grant, although it is not clear whether definite agreements have yet been made.

to questions to which I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend.