Major Lloyd George:
Yes, Sir. The introduction of the acreage payment was accompanied by a corresponding reduction in the price per ton. It has the advantage of providing an early cash advance which is of great benefit to growers who may be unable to market their crop until late in the season. It also provides an encouragement to growers who may be unable to obtain an average yield. At the same time it enables occupiers of good potato-growing land to obtain remunerative returns for their crops.