§ Mr. Buck
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will reconsider his refusal to make a cereal deficiency payment to Mr. F. B. Monsell on his 1962 barley crop, in view of the fact that there is substantial 5W evidence indicating that Mr. Monsell dispatched his claim in due time.
§ Mr. Scott-Hopkins
No. As I explained in my letter of 4th February, there is no trace of any claim from Mr. Monsell for subsidy on his 1962 barley crop and, without definite proof that a claim form was posted, I cannot make a payment at this stage. Farmers are clearly warned on the claim form that they should contact the Ministry's Divisional Office if they do not receive an acknowledgment within seven days and Mr. Monsell thus had ample opportunity to discover whether his claim had gone astray.