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Agriculture (Post-War Man-Power)

Volume 400: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1944

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asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will give an undertaking that under the proposals of Cmd. 6527, priority will be given to agriculture and small holders especially immediately after demobilisation.

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture
(Mr. Tom Williams)

The White Paper outlines the Government's proposed policy for maintaining full employment after the war. I am not clear what aspect of those pro- posals my hon. Friend has in mind, but he can rest assured that the position of agriculture will be fully considered in connection with the steps to be taken in due course to implement the Government's general policy.

Is not the right hon. Gentleman aware of the vital necessity after the war of producing as much as possible and importing as little food as possible from overseas?