Mr. J. Henderson
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction existing amongst the farmers in Cumberland at the lack of cooperation by the Cumberland County Agricultural Committee with the work of the County War Agricultural Committee, the absence of which is retarding the efforts to increase the 310W production of food in the county; and will he therefore institute inquiries into the matter with a view of evolving machinery designed to secure the necessary co-ordination in the activities of both committees concerned?
I have no evidence that there is any lack of such co-operation as is necessary between the committees referred to in connection with the increased food production campaign. In any case I would remind the hon. Member that the county war agricultural executive committees are charged as my agents with the exercise of all necessary powers in this connection.