§ 31. Mr. HOROBIN
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he expects the report of the Wilfred Greene Committee before the Christmas Recess; and, if so, whether it is intended to present the sugar marketing scheme to the House before the Recess?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Elliot)
As indicated in the reply I gave on Monday last to a question by the hon. Member for Normanton (Mr. T. Smith), I understand that the report referred to is not likely to be submitted until early in the New Year. The last part of the question does not therefore arise.
§ Mr. HOROBIN
Can the right hon. Gentleman give an assurance that, if this report is received during the Recess, he will make representations in the proper quarter to ensure that the House is not asked to consider it at a late hour soon after we return, in view of the very great question of principle that will arise out of the discussion?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
I do not think there is any possibility of the report being considered 558 at a late hour in the evening. I certainly gave a pledge that the House will have a full opportunity of considering the report before it is asked to consider the scheme.