HC Deb 31 January 1939 vol 343 c15
28. Mr. Mathers

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is in a position to make a statement of Government policy in relation to the Scottish poultry industry?

Mr. Colville

A Bill to give effect to the policy relating to the poultry industry which has already been announced by the Government is in course of preparation. It is the intention that the Bill should be taken during this Session, but I am not at present in a position to say when it will be ready for introduction.

Mr. Mathers

Does the delay in connection with this matter mean that the big general farmer has been able to make his voice heard and that the little fellow dealing with poultry is being ignored?

Mr. Colville

No, Sir, the hon. Member is wrong. A Bill will be introduced as soon as can be.