§ 26. Mr. REA (for Mr. CURRY)
asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the total number of salaried posts established under schemes framed under the Agricultural Marketing Acts; what is the 775 total cost involved; and what are the salaries of the chairmen of the Marketing Boards which have been established?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Elliot)
I regret I have not the information necessary to answer the first and second parts of my hon. Friend's question. With regard to the last part, the position is that the schemes now in operation provide that the remuneration, if any, of the board shall be determined by registered producers in annual general meeting. Only one such meeting has so far been held, at which the registered producers of English hops voted their Chairman annual remuneration at the rate of £800.
§ Mr. ELLIOT
No, I could not do so. The Minister has no direct connection with the board, as the hon. Member understands.