HC Deb 21 June 1951 vol 489 cc70-1W
68. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Agriculture what are the turnover and profit and loss on the farming operation of his department and of the county committees for each of the years 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949 and 1950.

Mr. T. Williams

The accounts for the Agricultural Land Commission have been published as White Papers, and the Trading Accounts for County Agricultural Executive Committees for 1948–49 and 1949–50 are published in the annual volumes of trading accounts and balance sheets for those years. For reasons which I have given in reply to previous Questions, I do not propose to publish accounts for committee operations in earlier years. The accounts of the Land Settlement Association, whose farming operations since 1st April, 1948, have been conducted by the Association as agents of the Minister, may be seen in two Stationery Office publications entitled "Smallholdings Centralised Services," 1948–49 and 1949–50.