HC Deb 09 July 1919 vol 117 cc1813-4
61. Major NEWMAN

asked the Prime Minister whether he will give the names of the members of the Royal Commission on Agriculture who have been nominated to represent the middle interest or interest of the consumers as between the farmer and the agricultural labourers, both of whom are directly represented in equal number; and were any of the bodies representative of the consumer's interest consulted before the selection was made?


Of the twenty-two members of whom the Commission will be composed, the chairman, Sir William Peat, Sir W. J. Ashley, Mr. J. M. D. Henderson and Mr. E. H. Parker represent the general economic interests of the community. The answer to the latter part of the question is in the negative.


Is it a fact that three more members are to be appointed still, and will any of them represent the consumers?


I do not know who these three are. Perhaps my hon. and gallant Friend will repeat the question.