HC Deb 05 May 1937 vol 323 c1161
76. Sir R. W. Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he can make any statement regarding the amendment of the Scottish Milk Marketing Scheme promoted by the board consequent upon the judgment of the House of Lords in the Ferrier case?

The Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Wedderburn)

Yes, Sir. It is my right hon. Friend's intention to submit amendments for the approval of the House immediately after the Recess. In view of the general interest in the issues involved he proposes at the same time to lay before the House a memorandum explanatory of the position and of the effect of the amendments.

Duchess of Atholl

Can my hon. Friend say whether his right hon. Friend has received the comments of the East of Scotland Milk Producers Federation on the milk reorganisation report, and will he consider any such comments which he may receive before he makes any decision on that report?

Mr. Wedderburn

I cannot anticipate the Memorandum, but certainly nothing relevant will be overlooked.

Mr. Alexander

Will the hon. Member see that we have the Memorandum and the draft amendments in time to consider them before discussion?

Mr. Wedderburn

The question of discussion is a different one. The answer states that the Memorandum will be before the House immediately after the Recess. This is a very small point.