§ 5. Lord SCONE
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that dissatisfaction exists among producers of milk in the eastern counties of Scotland, in view of the heavy levy per gallon which they are compelled to pay to the Scottish Milk Marketing Board, despite the fact that little surplus milk is produced in that area; and whether he will appoint a committee of investigation under the powers given him by Section 9 of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1931?
§ Mr. SKELTON
As stated in my reply to a similar question by the hon. Member for Forfar (Captain Shaw) on the 12th instant, a complaint has been made on behalf of some of the milk producers in the East of Scotland with respect to the effect of the operation of the Scottish Milk Marketing Scheme, and the question of referring the complaint to the Committee of Investiga- 158 tion for Scotland is under consideration. I should be obliged if a further question on this subject were put down next week.