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Volume 393: debated on Thursday 4 November 1943

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asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will instruct the W.A.E.C. for Wales to give farmers farming land above the 800 feet level the option of growing oats instead of wheat?

County war agricultural executive committees are asked to secure minimum acreages of specified priority crops, including bread grains, and they naturally endeavour to obtain those acreages in the part of their counties favourable to the growing of the crops concerned. They would not serve directions for the growing of wheat on farms which, by reason of altitude or by any other cause, are in their judgment unsuitable, and I do not think any useful purpose would be served by an instruction limiting their discretion by reference to any particular level of altitude.