§ 21. Mr. Mathers
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is now in a position to make a statement of Government policy in relation to the findings of the Committee on farm workers in Scotland?
§ 22. Mr. T. Johnston
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is now in a position to say when he proposes to introduce legislation to give effect to the unanimous recommendation of the Committee on farm workers in Scotland that the Agricultural Wages (Regulation) Act, 1924, should be applied to Scotland?
§ The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Elliot)
It is my intention to introduce at an early date legislation providing for the regulation of the wages and conditions of service of farm workers in Scotland. The Measure will be in general conformity with the system already in operation in England and Wales.
§ Mr. Johnston
Will the right hon. Gentleman give a pledge that this Measure will be introduced during the current Session?
§ Mr. Elliot
I hope it will. Of course, I am not in a position to give pledges, but I have every intention of bringing it in as soon as possible.