HC Deb 22 July 1941 vol 373 cc819-20W
Captain York

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will institute a system of inspection and grading of all landed estates on similar lines to that in force for occupiers of farms?

Mr. Hudson

The grading of farms was carried out for certain immediate and practical purposes in connection with the food production campaign. The same considerations do not apply as regards estates. I am satisfied that under present conditions it is unnecessary and impracticable to add to the very detailed survey now being carried out by the County War Agricultural Executive Committees.