§ 56. Sir Ian Fraser
asked the Minister of Agriculture what proposals he has with regard to the setting up of a permanent National Council for Domestic Food Production.
§ 57. Mr. Hurd
asked the Minister of Agriculture if he has decided to adopt the recommendations of the Committee on the Organisation of Domestic Food Producers; and what action he proposes to take to give continued protection to domestic poultry, rabbit and pig keepers in urban areas on the lines of the wartime Defence Regulation 62b.
Mr. T. Williams
I have accepted in principle the recommendations of the Committee on the Organisation of Domestic Food Producers, including that for the establishment of a National Council for Domestic Food Production, the terms of reference and membership of which will be announced in due course. Provision for the protection of domestic poultry and rabbit keepers on the lines recommended by the Committee is included in the Attotments Bill, which is being introduced today.
§ Sir I. Fraser
When will a further announcement be made? Can we assume that any powers that are required will be included in the Allotments Bill?
I do not think any legislation is required, apart from what may be contained in the Allotments Bill.