HC Deb 17 October 1945 vol 414 c1165W
Major Wise

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will give instructions that all acreage payments due to farmers for growing potatoes, wheat and rye should be paid in full without any deduction whatsover, immediately upon certification to his Department by the county war agricultural executive committee that the acreages claimed for are correct and the production work satisfactorily carried out.

Mr. Collick

My right hon. Friend does not propose to make any change in the present practice under which a county war agricultural executive committee deducts any debt owing to them by a farmer from such grants or acreage payments as may be due to the farmer. This arrangement protects State funds; it is economical and convenient; and it has worked satisfactorily.

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