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Linseed Production

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 25 April 1951

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53.

asked the Minister of Food if, in view of the importance of securing a big output of home-grown linseed this season, he will restore the arrangement by which farmers who sell linseed to his Department are given coupons entitling them to purchase linseed cake.

Such an arrangement could only be restored at the expense of the feedingstuffs ration. Even when it was in force, it did not prevent a decline in the acreage of this important crop, and I hope that the price, under the arrangements coming into force on 30th June, will be a more effective incentive.