§ THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY OF THE MINISTRY or AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES (EARL DE LA WARR)
My Lords, I beg to move that this Amendment to the Bacon Scheme be approved. In doing so there are one or two comments which I might make to your Lordships in explanation. The first Amendment quite definitely will only have effect if there is actually in force an Order of the appropriate Minister under Section 2 of the Agricultural Marketing Act controlling the quantity of bacon produced in Great Britain which may be sold. When that Order is in operation this Amendment will come into force in order to see that the Scheme is fairly administered as between the producers and those curers who are also producing pigs for themselves. The second Amendment is really very little more than a drafting Amendment which is necessary to bring the Bacon Marketing Scheme into conformity with the Marketing Act of 1933. The Bacon Marketing Scheme came into operation just before the passage of that Act, and, therefore, this minor adjustment is needed in order to bring it into conformity. I beg to move the Motion which stands in my name.
§ Moved, That the Amendment, as reported from the Special Orders Committee on Thursday last, be approved.—(Earl De La Warr.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.