Fruit Trees (Planting).

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons on 22nd January 1942.

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Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can state his policy in connection with the planting of more fruit trees with a view to allowing ships to be used to carry other things?

Mr. Hudson:

Newly planted fruit trees take several years to develop crops of any size, Because of this and the need for using land to produce essential food within the next few years, the Ministry made an Order (The Horticultural (Cropping) Amendment and Consolidation Order, 1940, dated 20th November, 1940) which prohibited the future planting of fruit trees except with the written consent of the war agricultural executive committee.