HC Deb 29 May 1941 vol 371 c2022W
Lieut.-Colonel Heneage

asked the Secretary of State for War whether men serving in the Army who are agricultural members or trained in agriculture can assist farmers and small-holders in the areas to which their units are stationed; and what steps are being taken to help in food production in this way during the coming season?

Mr. Law

Instructions have been issued which permit trained soldiers accustomed to agricultural work to assist farmers in the areas in which they are stationed when they are not required for military duties; Farmers wishing to avail themselves of such assistance should apply direct to the local military authorities.