Mr William Jackson: asked the right hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, what were the prices agreed upon between the Forestry Commissioners and the trade association for surplus nursery stock and the quantities of trees supplied to purchasers on the instructions of the member firms of the trade association for the years 1940, 1941, 1942 and 1943.
Mr William Jackson: asked the right hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, the date on which the revised prices for 1944 were agreed upon by the Forestry Commissioners with the Trades Association for surplus nursery stock.
Mr William Jackson: I thank my hon. Friend for having taken up this case during my absence, and I congratulate him on having dealt with such great ability with what I feel must be somewhat strange material for him. I hope I should be able to establish such a case if I had to deal with coal mines. I should like to confirm broadly all the facts my hon. Friend has mentioned, especially his description of the farm...
Mr William Jackson: To go back to category B for a moment. This farmer is not able to get another farm because he is in category B. They will not reply to his inquiries. I would ask the right hon. Gentleman to realise that category B in Breconshire may not be category B in other counties.
Mr William Jackson: They have been strict in Breconshire.
Mr William Jackson: asked the Minister of Agriculture (1) if his attention has been drawn to the fact that Mr. Llewellyn, Ty Gwyn Farm, Gilwern, Breconshire, was given notice to quit on 2nd September, 1943, after his farm had been twice sold and whether it is the policy of the Ministry to allow uncontrolled speculation in farms to take place; (2) whether his Ministry conferred with the Breconshire War...
Mr William Jackson: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that over 400 farmers retail butter at the Brecon market; and what the customers of these farmers are to do in future about their supply of butter in view' of the inability of these farmers to supply margarine and cooking fats on the basis of the recent Order of the Ministry of Food?
Mr William Jackson: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that the control price of certain fish, plaice and flat fish, will be 6d. per pound more in some districts than before the control; and what steps he is taking to remedy this grievance?
Mr William Jackson: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he can give an assurance that the distribution of tomatoes is now working satisfactorily?
Mr William Jackson: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food what are the reasons why the stamping of the retail price on tins of fruit and vegetables is considered impracticable by his Department?
Mr William Jackson: asked the Minister of Health the decisions of local advisory committees on rural discrimination for the counties of Brecon, Radnor and Hereford?
Mr William Jackson: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any information as to the extent to which Sweden is giving support to the German attack on Russia; and whether he has a statement to make?
Mr William Jackson: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will arrange for the maximum retail prices to be stamped on all tins of fruits and vegetables which are canned in this country, and are controlled in price, and thus avoid having to prosecute many retailers who are often bewildered by the many prices for the varying sizes and qualities of these commodities?
Mr William Jackson: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that farmers have to produce coupons for muslin, which is used for straining milk; and will he take steps to get this article exempted?
Mr William Jackson: asked the Minister of Health whether he will give the names of those Assistance Board Advisory Committees in Wales, Scotland and England who recommend deductions in the allowances of unemployed persons and old age pensioners living in predominantly rural areas, and the percentage recommended in each case.
Mr William Jackson: asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will endeavour to obtain for members of the Women's Land Army such privileges as are granted to other women's war organisations, such as half price tickets for cinemas and admittance to Army canteens?
Mr William Jackson: asked the President of the Board of Education what steps he is taking to see that supplies of fresh milk are available for children attending elementary schools; and whether he is satisfied that, in areas where there are a large number of evacuees, additional supplies are obtainable.
Mr William Jackson: Is the right hon. Gentleman also aware of the shortage of milk substitutes and can he arrange that the schools have the first call on them?
Mr William Jackson: asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will arrange for extra feeding rations to be issued to farmers for fat stock which, though ready for slaughter, is left on their hands owing to foot-and-mouth restrictions being applied in their district?
Mr William Jackson: asked the Minister of Agriculture what action he proposes to take to put a stop to the attempts made by certain landlords to prevent the creation of agricultural tenancies by granting holdings of 364 days or less; and will he give powers to war agricultural executive committees to terminate any such holdings should they consider such a course desirable?