HC Deb 01 August 1944 vol 402 cc1187-8W
Colonel Carver

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether any progress is being made with scientific reduction of the plague of insects affecting edible vegetables.

Mr. Hudson

Progress in combating these pests has continued to be made as a result of various measures, including research on methods of control, the provision of advice and demonstrations to growers, the supply of spraying machines and other equipment, and the operation of a scheme for the official approval of certain insecticides of known value.