HC Deb 16 March 1933 vol 275 c2138
68. Sir P. HURD

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, seeing that milk producers have presented a scheme under the Marketing Act as recommended by the Reorganisation Commission for Milk, the Government now propose to establish a statutory dairymen's board and a joint milk council which the Commission consider essential to the satisfactory operation of their plan?


I have not yet received the scheme referred to, but I understand that I may expect it at any moment. Immediate steps will be taken by the Ministry on receipt of the scheme to publish notice of submission with a view to pressing forward with the statutory procedure laid down in connection with submission and approval of marketing schemes. Meanwhile, the proposals of the Commission to which my hon. Friend refers are receiving careful consideration. They raise important questions of policy on which I am not yet in a position to make a statement.