HC Deb 28 March 1946 vol 421 cc96-7W
Mr. Stubbs

asked the Minister of Agriculture, in view of the fact that the claim of the farmers for price adjustment has been met, what he intends to do to remove the deadlock reached in the farm workers' wages; and if he is aware that the Government have a responsibility to the farm workers and, unless there is a speedy settlement of the wages increase, the food production increase will not be realised.

Mr. T. Williams:

Constitutional machinery for the determination of mini- mum agricultural wages exists under the Agricultural Wages (Regulation) Acts, and, as I have made clear in reply to previous Questions on this subject, I have no power to intervene.