HC Deb 07 February 1933 vol 274 cc23-4
24. Captain P. MACDONALD

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has yet received any draft schemes for the organisation of the British bacon industry, either from the producers of pigs or the curers of bacon; and what steps Ore is taking to ensure that a scheme on the lines of that recommended by the Reorganisation Commission shall be put into operation at the earliest possible opportunity?


Schemes under the Agricultural Marketing Act, 1931, have been submitted by pig producers and by bacon curers, and I hope shortly to introduce the necessary legislation which will enable effect to be given to the Commission's general proposals.


Can my right hon. and gallant Friend say when he intends to introduce legislation?


I am afraid that I cannot give the date just now.