HC Deb 12 July 1956 vol 556 c576
32. Mr. Godman Irvine

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he can give the expected date of publication of the Bosanquet Report.

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Mr. G. R. H. Nugent)

The Report of the Reorganisation Commission for Pigs and Bacon is being published today as a Command Paper. I would like to express publicly the gratitude of my right hon. Friend and the Secretary of State for Scotland to the Chairman, Dr. Bosanquet, and the other members of the Commission for the time and thought that they have devoted to these difficult problems. The recommendations of the Commission will be considered together with those made by the Howitt Committee on the development of pig production. They will need to be discussed with the interests concerned before any announcement can be made about the Government's future policy on pig production and marketing.