HC Deb 17 March 1955 vol 538 cc1439-40
28. Mr. G. Williams

asked the Minister of Agriculture when he intends to announce the names of the committee on horticultural marketing.

The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries (Mr. Heathcoat Amory)

On behalf of the three agricultural Ministers, I have issued invitations to six persons who, we hope, will be willing to serve on this committee. The names of the members will be announced when their acceptances have been received.

Mr. Williams

Whilst thanking my right hon. Friend for that answer, may I ask whether he will bear in mind that there is growing impatience in the country to have this announcement, and will he do what he can to hasten it?

Mr. Amory

Yes, Sir. My hon. Friend will agree with me that this is an important inquiry and I am anxious that we should get the best people obtainable for membership of the committee.

Mr. S. O. Davies

Can the right hon. Gentleman assure us that there will be a representative from Wales on the committee?

Mr. Amory

We seldom forget that important point, but I have not got with me the names of those whom I have invited.

Mrs. White

Will there be any representative of the consumers or housewives on that committee?

Miss Ward

Hear, hear.

Mr. Amory

I am hoping that a lady will serve on the committee.