Sugar Beet (Harvesting)

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture – in the House of Commons on 8th October 1942.

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Photo of Colonel William Carver Colonel William Carver , Howdenshire

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can assure the House that sufficient labour is available to harvest the sugar-beet crop?

Mr. Hudson:

Much depends on the weather, but I think the arrangements made this year should provide enough labour to assist farmers in harvesting the sugar-beet crop.

Photo of Colonel William Carver Colonel William Carver , Howdenshire

Can my right hon. Friend say whether farmers are being encouraged to avail themselves of the labour of soldiers stationed in their district?

Mr. Hudson:

They ought to exhaust all possible alternative forms of labour before they apply for military help.