§ Mr. Alport
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action he proposes to take to assist the agricultural industry to obtain the additional working capital needed to carry out successfully the present food production drive.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
As I informed hon. Members on 10th March in reply to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Wembley, North (Wing Commander Bullus) I have taken steps to make it clear to the banks that in applying their advances policy they should give full weight to the importance of agricultural production. I am confident that the banks are co-operating fully in carrying out the Government's policy in this respect.