§ Mr. Stubbs
asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is aware that there is a great shortage of labour in the Fen area of Cambridgeshire and that farmers fear loss of crops, unless the necessary labour is made available for the lifting of the sugar beet and potato crops; and what arrangements have been made to provide the farmers with the necessary labour.
§ Mr. T. Williams
I am aware that there is a strong demand for labour in the Fen area of Cambridgeshire, but not that there is a great shortage. The Ministry of Labour and National Service and my Department are taking all practicable steps to help farmers who are in need of workers.