HC Deb 08 July 1943 vol 390 cc2288-9W
Colonel Carver

asked the Minister of Agriculture what assistance he can offer, or is offering, to enable agriculturists to cope with the ravages of the turnip-flea beetle?

Mr. Hudson

I am sending my hon. and gallant Friend a copy of a leaflet issued by my Department and of an article in the Ministry's Journal containing information on measures for the control of this pest. Advice on control in individual cases may be obtained from county war agricultural executive committees. Experimental work is in progress to obtain further information and control measures and also to discover additional insecticides to replace those that are in short supply owing to war conditions.