Dried Grass (Production)

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th July 1952.

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Photo of Mr Robert Crouch Mr Robert Crouch , North Dorset 12:00 am, 24th July 1952

asked the Minister of Agriculture what has been the production of dried grass this season, as compared with last year at the same date.

Photo of Mr Thomas Dugdale Mr Thomas Dugdale , Richmond (Yorks)

I have no exact returns of production of dried grass this season, but output so far is probably less than at the same date in 1951 owing to the dry weather.

Photo of Mr George Brown Mr George Brown , Belper

Does the right hon. Gentleman consider that he is getting an adequate allowance of steel for the industry and does he agree that in the case of the grass-drying programme time is the important factor?