HC Deb 07 July 1949 vol 466 c171W
60. Mr. Philips Price

asked the Minister of Agriculture what organisations are responsible for the implementation of the recommendations of the Grassland Development Commission initiated in 1948; and what progress has been made up to date in obtaining the 20 per cent. increased yield of grassland in this country stated to be possible by the Committee on Industrial Productivity.

Mr. T. Williams

I assume that my hon Friend is referring to the grassland development campaign for which the officers of my Department, including the National Agricultural Advisory Service, are primarily responsible. It is too early to estimate with any accuracy how far the average yield of grassland in the country has yet increased as a result of the campaign, but a great deal of interest has been aroused amongst farmers and the amount of silage and dried grass produced has increased very considerably.