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Volume 237: debated on Monday 24 March 1930

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asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has received a copy of the resolution of the North Petherton (Somerset) Labour Party, passed on the 15th March, 1930, in which they stated that they viewed with concern the crisis in agriculture, the increase in unemployment among agricultural workers, the amount of land going rapidly out of cultivation, and the lack of confidence created, and in which they called upon the Government to save the situation by making an immediate declaration of assistance to tide this industry over its present difficulties; and when he proposes to make any declaration on the subject in response to such resolution?

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirms- tive. I am not at present in a position to say when a declaration on the subject will be made.