HC Deb 20 February 1941 vol 369 cc307-8W
Mr. Liddall

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the increasing encroachment on marginal grazing and arable land of bracken which already renders useless 1,500,000 acres in Britain, he will lend agriculturalists mechanical bracken cutters and so reclaim bracken areas for grazing; and will he impress upon agriculturalists the usefulness of cut bracken for potash, compost and litter?

Mr. Hudson

Measures for assisting bracken eradication in England and Wales are under consideration and a statement on the subject will be made as soon as possible. In reply to the second part of the Question, I have already drawn attention to the value of bracken for the purposes indicated and will continue to do so.

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