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Fruit Growing (Advice)

Volume 464: debated on Thursday 28 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the value of fresh fruit in our dietary, he will instruct county agricultural executive committees to provide for private growers advice as to the care of fruit trees and facilities for spraying when required.

The responsibility for the provision of instruction and advice in production matters for domestic producers rests with the local education authorities. I am sending to my hon. Friend a copy of a circular to these bodies issued jointly by my Department and the Ministry of Education on 28th August, 1946.