§ 63. Mr. Patrick Maitland
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he expects to be able this year, to increase further the allocation of feedingstuffs to poultry keepers and breeders; and whether he can devise a more realistic basis of allocation than that relating to the number of birds kept 13 years ago.
§ 71. Brigadier Medlicott
asked the Minister of Agriculture if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the allocation of feedingstuffs to poultry keepers and poultry breeders is now made on the basis of a list of applicants more than 13 years old; and whether he will arrange for a more up-to-date system of allocation to be brought into operation.
§ Sir T. Dugdale
Ration scales for the winter are under consideration, but I cannot promise any improvement for any class of stock. In regard to the second part of the Question, several suggestions for improving the rationing scheme are being actively studied, and I have the point made by my hon. Friends very much in mind; but I cannot say yet what my conclusions will be.