HC Deb 20 February 1935 vol 298 cc340-1
35. Captain McEWEN

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the committee of investigation for Scotland have reported on the complaints by the Association of Certified and Grade A (T.T.) Milk Producers with regard to the Scottish milk marketing scheme; if so, what are the committee's findings; and what action he proposes to take in the matter?


The committee's report has been received. They find that the provisions of the scheme relating to the contributions payable by producers of certified milk are contrary to the interests of such producers, and are not in the public interest, and they recommend that the scheme should be amended to provide for the fixing of the contribution payable as from 1st May, 1934, in respect of certified milk sold as such, at the rate of one halfpenny a gallon, or an equivalent rate per cow. They do not find that the provisions of the scheme are contrary to the interests of the producers of Grade A (T.T.) milk. I hope to intimate a decision on the committee's findings at an early date.

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