HC Deb 17 February 1955 vol 537 cc542-3
22. Mr. Hayman

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will include in the committee to be set up by his Department to inquire into horticultural marketing someone fully conversant with the needs of the Cornish industries of broccoli, new potatoes, and flowers.

Mr. Amory

The committee will, of course, be concerned with the needs of the Cornish industries, but the members will be independent persons of general experience and will not be appointed for their connection with any particular aspects of horticulture or horticultural trades.

Mr. Hayman

Will the Minister bear in mind that his reply will be very disappointing to horticulturists in Cornwall, because at the moment they are facing extreme difficulty, and there is danger of these important and independent small producers being forced out of production altogether? Will the right hon. Gentleman really do something about it?

Mr. Amory

I am sure that when the hon. Member's Cornish friends consider the matter they will not be at all disappointed with what I have said, because this inquiry is being appointed for exactly that kind of reason.

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