HC Deb 01 April 1941 vol 370 cc873-4W
Mr. Granville

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that farmers are being pressed for the payment of tithe arrears, with the result that they are being forced to reduce their production of food; and will he therefore consider a standstill or moratorium arrangement for the period of the war?

Captain Crookshank

So far as I am aware, farmers are not being unreasonably pressed for the payment of tithe arrears. The Tithe Redemption Commission are always prepared to give sympathetic consideration to any reasonable proposals for payment from those who experience difficulty in meeting their obligations. The answer to the second part of the Question is in the negative.