HC Deb 01 July 1957 vol 572 c687
36. Mr. Willey

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what action he is taking in view of the representations of the County Councils Association about the operation of the Fertilisers and Feeding Stuffs Act, 1926.

Mr. Amory

The representations of the Association are under consideration together with the views on them of the associations representing the fertiliser and animal feeding stuffs industries, which have now been obtained.

Mr. Willey

In view of the fact that the enforcing authorities complain that the Act was inadequate before the war, will the right hon. Gentleman treat this matter as one of urgency and see whether he can reach an early conclusion?

Mr. Amory

That is a fair request. These matters are difficult, and I think previous Governments have found certain difficulty in reaching decisions as to what exactly should be done. It is quite probable that the Act does require amendment.