HC Deb 17 March 1947 vol 435 c9W
58. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Agriculture if, in view of the late Spring and the need for the largest possible tillage acreage, the Government will extend, beyond 31st March, the grant for ploughing grassland.

Mr. T. Williams

Yes, Sir. In view of the need to maintain a high level of tillage this year and next, it is proposed to make an Order under Part II of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous War Provisions) Act, 1940, extending the operation of ploughing grants to the whole of the present year, and further to seek the authority of Parliament for their extension to cover the period 1st January to 31st March, 1948.