HC Deb 15 July 1946 vol 425 cc866-7
59. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he has now completed the selection of nominees to form the new county agricultural committees in succession to the W.A.E.C.s; on what date will they take office; and if they will be responsible for obtaining the required minimum acreages of wheat and potatoes for the 1947 harvest.

Mr. T. Williams

The selection of members of the new committees is now practically complete. One of the committees has already taken office, and the remainder will do so during the next few weeks. The new committees will, of course, take over all the responsibilities of the present committees as from the date of their appointment.

Mr. Hurd

Can the Minister tell us the name by which these new committees will be known?

Mr. Williams

I hope to be able to do that within two or three weeks' time.

Mr. Tiffany

Can the Minister tell the House the names of the members forming these committees?

Mr. Williams

I doubt whether one could give that sort of information in answer to a question.