HC Deb 10 December 1945 vol 417 cc15-6
54. Mr. Gooch

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will alter the constitution of the Council of Agriculture for England so as to allow for the representation of industrial interests and thus strengthen the link between industry and agriculture.

Mr. T. Williams

The Council of Agriculture for England was set up to assist my Department in executing its powers and duties and there is accordingly no statutory provision for the representation of non-agricultural interests on the Council. My hon. Friend's suggestion would necessitate amending legislation, which would not, in my view, be justified on this account.