§ Mr. Chorlton
asked the Minister of Agriculture what steps have been taken to increase the production of green foodstuffs near industrial areas in the north?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
The Government's policy has been to encourage the production of green foodstuffs by means of protective tariffs. Between 1931 and 1937 the area devoted to the principal green vegetables for human consumption in the six northern counties increased by over 14 per cent.