HC Deb 11 April 1935 vol 300 c1337
54. Duchess of ATHOLL

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that many milk producer retailers have been obliged to sell their cows in order to pay the levy under the Scottish milk marketing scheme; and will he urge the committee of inquiry to work with the utmost despatch in order to be able to make recommendations for the amendment of a scheme which is depriving of their livelihood many persons engaged for years past in milk production?


I am satisfied that the Reorganisation Commission are fully aware of the urgency of the problems with which they have to deal and have already met representatives of the milk industry with a view to ascertaining the facts of the situation as affecting the Scottish milk marketing scheme. I have, however, drawn the attention of the Commission to the terms of the Noble Lady's question.

Duchess of ATHOLL

Am I to take it that the Reorganisation Commission have met the representatives of the levy producers in Scotland, as it is these producers who have been experiencing the great difficulties to which the question refers?


Yes. The members of the Reorganisation Commission have paid a visit to Scotland and have met the representatives of the levy producers in that area.

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