Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

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  • Vegetables (Distribution Costs) (6 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether, in an effort to bring down the cost of living in so far as food is concerned, he will initiate an inquiry into the profits of...

  • Potato Spraying (Arsenical Compounds) (8 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is aware that traces of arsenic were found recently in potatoes on sale in Coventry, and that this has engendered disquiet in the...

  • Ice Cream (4 speeches)

    Mr. T. Williams: asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what conclusions he has reached about the quantity of dairy produce used in the manufacture of ice cream; and whether any...

  • Cartridge Rebate Scheme (6 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how much was paid during the last twelve months under the cartridge rebate scheme; and whether he will economise on this item.

  • Fertilisers and Feeding Stuffs Act (4 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Agriculture. Fisheries and Food what progress he has made in his examination of the working of the Fertilisers and Feeding Stuffs Act, 1926.

  • Grants, Cumberland (Unsettled Claims) (4 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) how many farmers in the county of Cumberland have not yet received outstanding payments for grant-aided schemes; (2) what is the sum of...

  • Technical Courses (6 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what have been the results of his consultations with the Minister of Education to increase the numbers of technical courses for agricultural...

  • National Food Survey (Report) (4 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when the next Annual Report of the National Food Survey Committee will be published.

  • Fish Marketing, Brighton (4 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps the White Fish Authority has taken to see that Brighton fishermen, and other fishermen of the south coast, can continue to market...

  • Improvement Grants (10 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many applications for improvement grants under the Agriculture Act, 1957, have been received in North Devon; and how many have been approved.

  • Strine Internal Drainage Board (Complaints) (3 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what proposals the Severn River Board has submitted to him, as a result of complaints received by the Strine Internal Drainage Board, to...

  • Foot-and-Mouth Disease (8 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in what percentage of primary outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease during the last three years infection has been attributed to imported...

  • Agriculture Act (Disciplinary Provisions) (12 speeches)

    Mr. Wiley: asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what organisations made representations to him urging the total repeal of the disciplinary provisions of the Agriculture Act, 1947.

  • Export of Live Cattle (7 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is aware that the 60-mile limit of travel from the port of entry of cattle exported from the United Kingdom is causing hardship,...

  • Land Drainage (4 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food which are the associations he is consulting in connection with land drainage; how far substantial progress has been made towards agreement to...

  • Cheese (6 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is aware that the wholesale price of English Cheddar cheese has dropped since November, 1956, from 280s. to 135s. per cwt. without any...

  • Bacon (Prices) (4 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is aware that the wholesale price of English (No. 1) smoked bacon was 304s. per cwt. in September, 1957, 270s. per cwt. in October and...

  • Electricity Supplies (Grants) (7 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many grants, and of what total amount, have been made to farmers and horticulturists to help them to obtain electricity; and if he will...

  • Wheat (Prices) (4 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Agriculture. Fisheries and Food whether, on the basis of figures available to him from his representatives in the Food and Agriculture Organisation and the Organisation for...

  • Fruit (Consumption) (4 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what figure was disclosed as the average weekly household expenditure on fruit in Great Britain in 1955 by the recent inquiry by the National...

  • Commonwealth Sugar (8 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what directions he has given to the Sugar Board in view of the recent increased price negotiated for Commonwealth sugar.

  • Potatoes (Imports) (9 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is satisfied that farmers are not hoarding potatoes in anticipation of further price increases; and whether he is yet able to...