Women's Land Army

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

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Arthur Heneage Lieut-Colonel Sir Arthur Heneage , Louth Borough

asked the Minister of Agriculture for what reason it is still necessary to maintain a proviso that the Women's Land Army shall not be recruited from women already employed on the land for more than six months; and is he aware that it is discouraging farmers' and agricultural labourers' daughters from taking up agricultural pursuits?