HC Deb 27 February 1941 vol 369 cc649-50W
Mr. Lyons

asked the Minister of Agriculture what steps have been taken by the Sussex Agricultural Committee to ensure clearances of heath lands and bracken areas around Ashdown Forest, so as to increase grazing for those breeds of sheep which require no imported foods, as well as for beef and milk production?

Mr. Hudson

The East Sussex War Agricultural Executive Committee has not as yet taken any steps in the direction indicated. The Committee have, in my view properly so far, concentrated their main efforts on lands which will yield a return in the form of food crops this year.