HC Deb 18 July 1940 vol 363 cc432-3W
Sir A. Baillie

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can make any statement with regard to the future of the hop crop in relation to the possibilities of attempted enemy invasion?

Mr. Hudson

Active steps are being taken in conjunction with the county war agricultural committees concerned to secure as far as possible the harvesting of the crop. I would like to repeat what I have already said, namely, that all farmers should remain at their posts and continue with their cultivations so as to ensure the maximum yield from their lands.