HC Deb 07 March 1940 vol 358 c558
72. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will consider the appointment in an honorary capacity of a Member of the House of Commons as feeding-stuffs adviser for British agriculture, in view of the precedent established by the appointment of the hon. Member for Harrow (Sir I. Salmon) as honorary catering adviser to the British Army?

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

The two cases are not parallel, and in view of the expert advice on feeding-stuffs already available, I am not convinced of the advantages of an appointment of the nature proposed. I am of course, always glad to receive advice and suggestions for dealing with the many difficult problems connected with feeding-stuffs either from my hon. Friend or from any other hon. Member.

Mr. De la Bère

Is my right hon. and gallant Friend aware of the vital national importance of feeding-stuffs, and is he not further aware that given someone who would do the job without fear and without favour, it would be an advantage?