HC Deb 06 February 1939 vol 343 cc627-8
42. Mr. Henderson Stewart

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he intends to invite representatives of farm workers in England and Scotland to confer with him in the preparation of a long-term agricultural policy; if so, when and to what bodies invitations will be sent and when consultations will begin?

The Minister of Pensions (Mr. Ramsbotham)

I have been asked to reply. My right hon. Friends the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Secretary of State for Scotland propose to invite representatives of the National Union of Agricultural Workers and the Transport and General Workers' Union, so far as farm workers in England are concerned, and the Scottish Farm Servants' Section of the Transport and General Workers' Union to confer with them at an early date.