HC Deb 03 June 1937 vol 324 cc1166-7
50. Mr. Sutcliffe

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the difficult position of the poultry industry, he will consider the desirability of making more effiective use of the Poultry Advisory Committee, or of disbanding this body and making new arrangements whereby the views of the industry can be more effectively represented?

The Minister of Agriculture (Mr. W. S. Morison)

The Poultry Advisory Committee was set up to advise on technical matters relating to the production and marketing of eggs and poultry, and has been of considerable assistance from time to time. I am also kept fully informed of the views of those engaged in the industry through their representative organisations. No new arrangements would, therefore, seem to be necessary.

Mr. Sutcliffe

Can the right hon. Gentleman say on how many occasions he has acted on the advice of this Committee in recent months?

Mr. Morrison

Not without notice.