51. Mr. Arthur Duckworth
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware of the difficulties now facing the markets committees of local authorities in making plans for the future of cattle markets generally; and whether he is in 2220 a position to make any statement with regard to post-war policy for the marketing of livestock.
I am aware that certain local authorities have the future of their cattle markets under consideration, but regret that I am not at present in a position to make any statement about post-war arrangements for the marketing of livestock.
Is my right hon. Friend fully aware of the urgency of this matter, and does he not consider a state-men long overdue?