HC Deb 19 November 1940 vol 365 cc1842-3W
Mr. Tinker

asked the Minister of Agriculture what increased percentage of foodstuffs was produced from gardens and allotments during the first 12 months of the war, as compared to the last 12 months before the war started; and what efforts are being made by his Department to encourage an even greater effort being made?

Mr. Hudson

No statistics are available to enable me to give a precise answer to the first part of this Question, but there is evidence that a considerable increase in food production from private gardens and allotments was secured this year as compared with 1939. In reply to the second part of the Question, my Department in collaboration with the Ministry of Food, is continuing to stimulate production of vegetables for home use by all practicable means, and to encourage the growing in the larger private gardens, etc., of selected crops which were formerly imported in quantity.

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