§ 35. Major LEIGHTON
asked the Minister of Agriculture, in view of the very low prices now existing in the egg and poultry industry, whether he has any scheme to ameliorate the position?
§ 36. Lieut.-Colonel WINDSOR - CLIVE
asked the Minister of Agriculture if any scheme for the assistance of the egg and poultry industry is in course of preparation?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Major Elliot)
The position in regard to the preparation of a statutory scheme for the marketing of poultry products is that a request has been received from the National Farmers' Union and the-National Poultry Council, on behalf of producers in England and Wales, for the appointment of a reorganisation cam-mission for eggs and poultry, with terms of reference covering Great Britain as a whole. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and I will give early and sympathetic consideration to this request as soon as it is evident that it has the support of Scottish producers, whose views are being ascertained.
May I take it that any egg scheme would have to be laid on the Table of this House?