§ Sir H. Morris-Jones
asked the Minister of Agriculture why the ploughing order, issued in Denbighshire last October, stipulated that only half the previous year's amount of potatoes were required.
The target for potatoes in Denbighshire for 1945 was 4,500 acres and was exceeded. The War Agricultural Executive Committee have served compulsory directions for 4,200 acres for 1946. Directions served on some individual farmers may quite properly have been for less than the acreage directed for 1945 where it was considered that a smaller compulsory acreage was warranted by the circumstances of a particular farm. Any farmer is free to grow more than his allotted minimum quota if he wishes.