HC Deb 06 March 1951 vol 485 cc51-2W
23. Mr. P. Wells

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he can now make available to farmers with no heavy lifting gear, three-bushel sacks instead of the four-bushel sacks now available.

Mr. T. Williams

No. Sacks are not normally supplied to farmers through my Department though during each of the last seven years I have arranged for a substantial number of two-bushel hessian sacks to be available to farmers to augment the supply of the usual four-bushel grain sack. A limited supply of the two-bushel sacks will again be made available for the coming harvest. I am not aware of a demand for three-bushel sacks.