25. Captain CROOKSHANK
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he proposes to take any emergency measures with regard to the present situation of egg and poultry producers?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Major Elliot)
The present position of egg and poultry producers is receiving consideration, but I regret I am unable to make any statement as to any emergency measures which may be found to be practicable. My hon. and gallant Friend will be aware that the Secretary of State for Scotland and I have now respectively received requests for the appointment of a Reorganisation Commission for Eggs and Poultry under the Agricultural Marketing Act, 1931, and the matter, particularly in regard to the Scottish position, is receiving our close consideration.
§ Mr. HANNON
Will my right hon. and gallant Friend be in a position to make a statement when the House reassembles in November?
§ Lieut.-Colonel ACLAND-TROYTE
is my right hon. and gallant Friend aware of the importance of stopping this dumping of poultry and eggs, especially from Denmark, and will he take immediate action under the Marketing Act, as he has power to do, a scheme being in preparation?
§ Major ELLIOT
It is premature to say that a scheme is in preparation, because the details, especially as regards the Scottish position, have not yet been worked out.