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Government Policy

Volume 237: debated on Monday 24 March 1930

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asked the Minister of Agriculture if, in regard to the resolu- tion passed by the Agricultural Conference to the effect that, owing to the increase of unemployment amongst agricultural workers, the amount of land going out of cultivation, and the lack of confidence created thereby, it desires to place before the Government its unanimous opinion that measures should be taken to assure to farmers a remunerative price for cereals, what steps the Government propose to take in the matter?

The agricultural situation is receiving the earnest attention of the Government, but I am not at present in a position to make a statement on the subject.