§ 38. Mr. J. E. B. Hill
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what information and instructions he has given to his county agricultural executive committees concerning the release of Service personnel to help with this year's harvest both in individual cases and generally.
County agricultural executive committees have been informed of the local arrangements under which farmers can apply for the help of Service men when no civilian labour is available. Committees will also be aware that a Service man may apply to his commanding officer for compassionate leave if his absence would cause severe hardship on his or his parents' farm.