54. Mr. De la Bère
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether in view of the dislike of horticulturists and market gardeners to the recommendations of the Lucas Committee on horticultural marketing, he will give an assurance that he will not seek to implement them by introduction of legislation during 1948.
§ Mr. T. Williams
I cannot yet add to the replies I gave on 8th December, to the hon. Member for Bridgwater (Mr. Bartlett) and the hon. Member for Thirsk and Malton (Mr. Turton).
Mr. De la Bère
Does not the right hon. Gentleman appreciate that if the recommendations of the Lucas Committee were implemented it would disturb the primary producers throughout the country? Have not the Government promised to do everything to encourage them? Why tinker about with this matter? It is monstrous.