HC Deb 16 January 1945 vol 407 c64W
Mr. Gallacher

asked the Minister of Agriculture how he reconciles the directions he has given to the war agricultural executive committees for cropping for the 1945 harvest with Resolution 12 of the Hot Springs Conference for ensuring the maintenance, or if possible the increase, of the acreage of crops for direct human consumption.

Mr. T. Williams

Resolution XII of the Hot Springs Conference is concerned primarily with the post-war period, not with war conditions. The general recommendation relating to production of crops for human consumption is governed by the qualifying words in paragraph 1 of the resolution. My right hon. Friend has no reason to think that the cropping directions for 1945 are in any way inconsistent with this resolution.