§ MR. RANKIN (Herefordshire, Leominster)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he has considered the recommendations of the Select Committee on Corn Sales; and, if so, whether the Government are prepared to introduce legislation to carry out the first of those recommendations, and in the meantime to give directions to carry out the second of the recommendations?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. H. GARDNER, Essex, Saffron Walden)
I have read the Report of the Committee to which the hon. Member refers; but it is not possible for the Government to arrive at any definite conclusion with regard to the recommendations it contains until we have had an opportunity of considering the Minutes of Proceedings and the Evidence taken by the Committee, which were only circulated yesterday. I may add that the proposal that corn should be sold by reference to a uniform weight, and that no other weight or measure should be allowed, is a matter not so much for the consideration of my Department as for that of the Board of Trade—the Department concerned with questions relating to weights and measures.