§ 60. Major Lyons
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food, relative to a crop of 95 acres of flatpole cabbage in Devonshire, whether he will now identify the third party to whom sale is alleged to have been effected; and whether, in view of recent statements of Messrs. Cook, Sidebottom, Bowden and Tugsley as to 64 acres and Mr. Smaldon as to 31 acres, that no such sale ever took place, he will make a further statement and fresh inquiry?
§ Mr. Mabane
No recent statements by Messrs. Smaldon, Cook, Sidebottom, Bowden and Tugsley have been brought to my notice, and in any case it would not appear that the nature of any arrangements between these growers and a third party is a matter in which my Department has any jurisdiction.
§ Major Lyons
In view of the fact that I have a signed statement from these gentlemen saying that the information that the hon. Gentleman gave to the House last week is quite inaccurate, will he now review the matter in the light of this statement?
§ Major Lyons
But in view of the fact that I have a signed statement from these gentlemen, showing that the hon. Gentle- 1218 man's information was inaccurate, will he look into it again and see what the facts really are?
§ Mr. E. Walkden
Is it not true that the mild winter has largely accounted for the argument that has cropped up week by week regarding cabbages?