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Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Land Reclamation (East Riding). (9 May 1929)

Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: I explained the position in reply to a similar question by the hon. and gallant Member on 11th February, and there is nothing that I can usefully add to the answer which I then gave.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Land Reclamation (East Riding). (9 May 1929)

Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: The county council can, of course, approach the Unemployment Grants Committee for assistance in this matter, but I can only repeat that our experts advise that there is very little of this land—not more than 250 acres—which is ripe for reclamation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Land Reclamation (East Riding). (9 May 1929)

Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: It is a matter for experts and engineers. It is no use spending money on reclaiming a large area of land which could give no agricultural value. It is necessary, if you are to get any return from reclamation, to delimit those areas where herbage is beginning to grow, and where there is some prospect of agricultural return.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: World's Poultry Congress. (2 May 1929)

Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: The interests of the Principality are at present represented, on the Finance and General Purposes Committee of the Congress, by the Welsh Secretary to the Ministry. The question of the appointment of a Welsh Committee is under consideration.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: World's Poultry Congress. (2 May 1929)

Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: If there is evidence of a wish that Wales should have a separate Committee, of course we shall gladly consider the proposal. We are examining the matter.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. (2 May 1929)

Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: It is three years since I have had an opportunity of explaining in detail the agricultural estimates, and, glad as I am that hon. Members opposite have not found it necessary to put down this Vote and to criticise the work in detail, I welcome, even at this eleventh hour in the life of this Parliament, the opportunity of saying something as to the objects and results of our administration....

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. (2 May 1929)

Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: I am afraid I have not got that. We only get the figures from the Land Registry. The number of charges are distinguished there according to whether they are fixed charges or floating charges, but I do not think we have the figures of the actual amount advanced. I think the right hon. Gentleman will see how difficult it would be to get such figures, because often where there is a floating...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. (2 May 1929)

Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: I am informed that it did go up to 6½ per cent. in 1920, but, at any rate, I am considering the present position, and the discouragement which undoubtedly exists to the provision of further holdings. Loan charges under present conditions for these inevitable outlays are now double what they used to be before the War, and the costs of repairs and management have gone up in about the same...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. (2 May 1929)

Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: I am using that word in the sense of national land from which all our agricultural crops are raised. The hon. Member for Burslem (Mr. Mac-Laren) seems very jealous on this matter, and he is afraid lest the owner of the land may get some benefit. I can assure him that the benefit of these works does not go to the landlord. After all, it is the landowner who pays rates for keeping up these...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. (2 May 1929)

Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: It is very difficult to give the figure, but these schemes are entirely secured on the credit of the ratepayers, and as the landowners pay their share of the rates, they are responsible through the rates for the upkeep of these works and for financing their share which may be as much as two-thirds of the capital value. The right hon. Gentleman the Member for Carnarvon Boroughs (Mr. Lloyd...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. (2 May 1929)

Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: Perhaps I did not make myself plain. I said that farmers suffered much more, in the way of indirect losses for which they get no compensation, than the State suffers financially by payment of compensation for the stock which are seized. I certainly do not wish to be understood to say that the farmer gets any compensation whatever for his indirect losses; those losses are borne by him without...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. (2 May 1929)

Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: Fruit and vegetables, and we hope shortly, if we can get the necessary regularity of supplies, to begin canning fish, and to compete with fish which is caught in the same waters and canned on the other side of the North Sea. We have now 30 factories at work on fruit and vegetables, and this movement will not only help agriculture, but will also help the tinplate industry. When a product gets...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. (2 May 1929)

Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: I am afraid that I have not the figures.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. (2 May 1929)

Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: We know that some truckloads have gone, and we know that they have been graded and packed under the national mark. We know that the farmer has been getting very good prices, and I can assure hon. Members opposite that we have had a good deal of correspondence on the subject from disgusted farmers who read the very contemptuous reference that has been made to this subject.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. (2 May 1929)

Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: Yes. I might be able to give it later in the Debate. Broccoli is extremely profitable. Of course, it has been a year of high prices and, as the Cornish producer escaped the blackening of the crops by frost, he reaped a large financial benefit when he was able to put it on the market in Northern Europe, where there was a shortage.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. (2 May 1929)

Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: It is common knowledge to anyone who is in touch with the position that the growers have really done extremely well.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. (2 May 1929)

Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: I am rather puzzled as to why hon. Members opposite should be so indignant.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. (2 May 1929)

Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: The hon. Baronet is entirely wrong. If he will read what the Prime Minister said, instead of inventing words and putting them in his mouth, he will find that there was nothing about a large export. He mentioned that this was a development in agricultural marketing, and the longer the Opposition below the Gangway go on talking about broccoli, the more valuable it will be for us, because I am...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. (2 May 1929)

Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: This is a very good example of the contrast between the attitude of hon. Members opposite and the Conservative party. We believe in giving practical assistance to the agricultural industry. The Opposition believe in spectacular changes. We believe what the farmer wants is to be able to make a profit. Hon. Members opposite think what is needed is that we should transform land tenure, control...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. (2 May 1929)

Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: Really, I cannot keep track of it. The lack of enthusiasm in its reception has now produced a complete repudiation of the Green Book. If so, I must congratulate the hon. Baronet on having been freed from that incubus. If he does not mean control, why was there all this bother, why was there all this output of ink and paper on the subject of the inefficiency of the British farmer and the...


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