HC Deb 16 October 1945 vol 414 cc941-2W
Lieut.-Colonel Mackeson

asked the Minister of Agriculture what response was received from the appeal for voluntary work during the harvest.

Mr. Collick

During July and August the response was very satisfactory. Outside the main holiday period the amount of voluntary help has naturally been less, but a good deal of valuable assistance has been, and still is being, given to farmers in many parts of the country. I am glad to have this opportunity of expressing the warm thanks of the Government and of the agricultural industry to those who have volunteered.