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Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons on 30th April 1923.

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Photo of Mr Edward Ruggles-Brise Mr Edward Ruggles-Brise , Maldon

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asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is in a position to indicate when the Bill or Bills dealing with credit facilities to farmers, rating adjustments, duty on imported malting barley, and other matters relating to agriculture are likely to be introduced; whether these matters are to be comprehended in one or in separate Measures; and whether, in view of the urgency of the situation, steps will be taken to expedite the introduction of the necessary legislation especially in regard to credit facilities?

Photo of Mr Robert Sanders Mr Robert Sanders , Bridgwater

I am not yet in a position to name a date for the introduction of the Bills referred to by my hon. and gallant Freind, but I realise the urgency of the matter, and there will be no unnecessary delay. It will be necessary to introduce separate Bills dealing with credit facilities and with the reduction in the assessment of agricultural land.

Photo of Mr George Lambert Mr George Lambert , South Molton

Can the right hon. Gentleman say when the Bill relating to credit facilities for farmers will be introduced?

Photo of Mr Robert Sanders Mr Robert Sanders , Bridgwater

I am afraid I cannot.

Photo of Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy , Kingston upon Hull Central

Is the right hon. Gentleman still hopeful to avoid an Autumn Session with these Bills coming on?

Photo of Mr Robert Sanders Mr Robert Sanders , Bridgwater

That is not a question for me to answer.