Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture – in the House of Commons on 20th April 1944.
asked the Minister of Agriculture the annual cost of the county war agricultural executive committees, including the area of East Suffolk, for the latest available period.
It will give the complete cost for the year concerned, but it is inevitable that it will not present an altogether true picture. It has to take into account all the claims for betterment arising out of the work done in that particular year. Furthermore, as my hon. Friend will appreciate, the figures may include large expenditure in respect of fertilisers and cultivation, of which we shall get the benefit only in the following year.