HC Deb 16 December 1954 vol 535 cc183-4W
Mr. T. W. Jones

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that, due to abnormal weather conditions, many farmers in Merionethshire have failed to harvest their hay and corn crops; that they have great difficulty in getting fodder for the coming winter months; and whether he is prepared to offer assistance under the Hill Farming Acts.

Mr. Amory

I am aware of the situation to which the hon. Member refers; and to help with this, have arranged that the subsidies for hill cattle, part of which is normally required to be spent on improvements, may this year be spent entirely on winter keep. On the failure to harvest corn crops, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I have given today, as Minister of Food, to my hon. Friend the Member for Maidstone (Sir A. Bossom).

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