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Volume 236: debated on Monday 10 March 1930

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asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will give favourable consideration to cheaper credit facilities for farmers, smallholders, and market-gardeners, to enable them to overcome the present period of agricultural depression; and, if so, whether he will receive a deputation thereon?

Until we have had more experience of the working of the Agricultural Credits Act, 1928, I am not prepared to consider any further legislation on this subject. In these circumstances, I do not think any useful purpose would be served by my receiving a deputation.