HC Deb 26 October 1943 vol 393 c28
47. Major York

asked the Prime Minister what steps His Majesty's Government intend to take in the immediate future to consult with the leaders of the agricultural industry on long-term agricultural policy?

The Prime Minister

I do not desire at the present time to make any statement on this subject.

Major York

Is my right hon Friend aware that last December a statement was made on behalf of His Majesty's Government that these consultations would, it was hoped, take place in the new year?

The Prime Minister

I have nothing to add to the answer which I have just given.

Mr. De la Bère

I am a seeker after truth, and may I ask whether we may know what progress has been made, and when can we expect a pronouncement?

The Prime Minister

I should not be prepared to debate this matter at Question Time.