HC Deb 07 March 1940 vol 358 cc581-2W
Mr. De la Bère

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, with a view to securing a comprehensive plan for obtaining a maximum amount of food production in this country, he will consider transferring the sloughing-up policy which now comes under the war agricultural executive committees to the county council agricultural committees, or, alternatively, whether he would consider handing over the county council agricultural committees in their entirety to the new war agricultural executive committees, in view of the desirability of having one controlling committee only in each county in charge of food production and for the purpose of giving them extended and comprehensive powers to deal with these matters?

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

No, Sir. The present organisation was established after full consideration and I am satisfied from the experience of the last six months that it is the form of organisation best suited to attain the object of increasing home food production in the present emergency.

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