HC Deb 08 September 1942 vol 383 cc45-6W
Mr. R. Morgan

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will bear in mind that if many farms are to grow full crops next year they will need to keep more livestock this winter; and whether he is endeavouring to keep alive as many cows as possible?

Mr. Hudson

I am aware of the need for adequate stocking of land both to make full use of the grazing and rough fodder available and in the interests of next year's crops. Farmers are being asked to keep as many livestock, particularly cows, as their farms can support, and powers to direct increased stocking, where necessary, are conferred upon county war agricultural executive committees under the Livestock Control Order, 1942.