HC Deb 22 November 1939 vol 353 c1234W
Mr. T. Williams

asked the Minister of Agriculture how many reports have been received from each county agricultural war executive concerning the operations of district committees; and whether he is satisfied that these committees are functioning as effectively as is desired?

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

At my request county war agricultural executive committees submit fortnightly progress reports, particularly in regard to the area of grassland scheduled for ploughing-up and the service of directions as to cultivation. This work is, of course, largely based on the operations of district committees, and all the evidence I have received goes to show that the progress made has been satisfactory and that district committees are functioning effectively.