Leaflets.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons on 6th August 1942.

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Photo of Mr Vernon Bartlett Mr Vernon Bartlett , Bridgwater

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will distribute on the widest possible scale in agricultural areas figures and diagrams to show the shipping space saved by his various proposals for bringing more land into cultivation or increasing crops on existing cultivated land?

Mr. Hudson:

I share the hon. Member's view as to the importance of distributing information that would convey an adequate impression of agriculture's contribution to the national war effort, and I have in mind to arrange for the preparation of a suitable leaflet when the results of the harvest are known.

Photo of Mr Morgan Price Mr Morgan Price , Forest of Dean

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether it is proposed to issue a leaflet similar to No. 26 and to Bulletin No. 58 (1938) explaining to farmers the new taxation regulations?

Mr. Hudson:

Bulletin No. 58 is being reprinted and will be issued shortly. Leaflets on farm bookkeeping, Income Tax and Excess Profits Tax are in preparation.

Photo of Mr Morgan Price Mr Morgan Price , Forest of Dean

Will the Minister expedite this matter, in view of the fact that there is considerable confusion among fanners in regard to the payment of taxes which they have not hitherto had to pay?

Mr. Hudson:

I do not know whether my hon. Friend, like myself, has made an attempt to explain Income Tax and Excess Profits Tax in language which can be understood by the farmers.