§ Mr. WILLIAM NICHOLSON
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture who are the present members of the Agricultural Wages Board; whether they were elected or nominated by the Board of Agriculture; and whether he can state in each case what their former occupations have been before being placed on the Wages Board?
Sir A. BOSCAWEN
All the members of the Agricultural Wages Board are appointed by the President of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries in accordance with the statutory Regulations of the 8th November, 1917. These Regulations provide for the establishment of thirty-nine members.
The present members of the Agricultural Wages Board, their method of election, and their previous occupations, are as follows:—
- 1. Seven Appointed Members appointed by the Board of Agriculture:—
- The Right Hon. Sir Ailwyn Fellowes, K.C.V.O., K.B.E., Former President of Board of Agriculture.
- Sir R. Henry Rew, K.C.B., Assistant Secretary to Board of Agriculture.
- The Right Hon. F. D. Acland, M.P., Former Parliamentary Secretary of Board of Agriculture.
- The Right Hon. The Lord Kenyon, K.C.V.O., Vice-Chancellor of University of Wales.
- Mr. C. S. Orwin, Director of Oxford School of Agricultural Economics.
- Mrs. L. Wilkins, O.B.E., Chairman of Women's National Land Service Corps.
- Mr. W. B. Yates, Umpire under National Insurance Act, former Chairman of Trade Board.
2. Sixteen members representing employers:—
- (a) Two representatives elected by the Council of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, namely:
- Mr. John Evens, Burton, near Lincoln, farmer.
- Mr. Robert W. Hobbs, Kelmscott, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, farmer.
(b) Two representatives elected by the General Executive of the National Farmers' Union, namely:
- Mr. Colin Campbell, Stapleford Hall, Newark, Notts, farmer.
- Mr. H. Padwick, C.B.E., The Red House, West Ashling, near Chichester, farmer.
(c) Two representatives elected by the Council of the Central and Associated Chambers of Agriculture, namely:
- Mr. Samuel Kidner, Bickley, Milverton, Somerset, farmer.
- Mr. G. C. Rea, Doddington, Wooler, Northumberland, farmer.
(d) Two representatives elected by the Welsh Agricultural Council, namely:
- Mr. W. S. Miller, Forest Lodge, Brecon, farmer.
- Mr. John Roberts, Tyddyn Parc, Denbigh, farmer.
(e) Eight members representing employers nominated by the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries after due consideration of names submitted by agricultural associations and otherwise, namely:
- Mr. W. S. Gibbard, Strixton, Wellingborough, farmer.
- Mr. M. H. Holman, Restronguet, Penryn, Cornwall, farmer.
- Mr. A. Moscrop, Thorganby Hall, West Cottingwith, Yorks, farmer.
- Mr. F. Ive Neame, The Offices, Macnade, Faversham, Kent, estate agent.
- Mr. H. Overman, Kipton House, Weasenham, Swaffham, Norfolk, farmer.
- Mr. R. G. Patterson, Acton Hill, Stafford, farmer.
- Mr. R. R. Robbing, Hollycroft, Sipson, Yiewsley, Middlesex, market gardener.
- Mr. S. T. Rosbotham, Stanley Farm, Bickerstaffe, Ormskirk, Lancashire, farmer.
3. Sixteen members representing workmen, that is to say:—
- (a) Six representatives elected by the Executive Committee of the National Agricultural Labourers' and Rural Workers' Union, namely:
- Mr. Robert Green, Tudor House, Sidcup, Kent, official of National Agricultural Labourers' Union, formerly farm labourer.
- Mr. G. E. Hewitt, Waterloo Place, Horsham, St. Faiths, Norfolk, smallholder, formerly farm labourer.
- Mr. T. G. Higdon, Burston, Diss, Norfolk, school teacher, formerly agricultural labourer.
- Mr. W. Holmes, 15, Somerset Road, Tottenham, London, N. 17, trade, union official.
- Mr. W. R. Smith, M.P., Belle Vue, St. Clement's Hill, Norwich, Chairman of National Agricultural Labourers' Union.
- Mr. R. B. Walker, 72, Acton Street, Gray's Inn Road, W.C., General Secretary of National Agricultural Labourers' Union.
4. Two representatives elected by the General Executive Committee of the Workers' Union, namely:
- Councillor John Beard, Planet Buildings, Central Place, Corporation Street, Birmingham, Chairman, Workers' Union.
- Mr. George Dallas, 49, Chandos Street, W.C. 1, district organiser, Workers' Union.
5. Eight members representing workmen, nominated by the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, after consultation with the Ministry of Labour, and after due consideration of names submitted by workmen and their representatives, namely:
- Mr. George Edwards, 7, Lichfield Street, Queen's Road, Fakenham, Norfolk, Vice-President of National Agricultural Labourers' Union, formerly agricultural labourer.
- Mr. J. T. Curd, Holdenhurst, near Christchurch, Hants, agricultural labourer.
- Mrs. F. R. Toon, 5, Basingstoke Cottages, Common Lane, Addlestone, Surrey, experience on a farm, not employed as farm worker.
- Mr. Thomas Lovell, 20, Victoria Terrace, Alcombe, Minehead, carter.
- Mr. George Nicholls, 162, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, official of Agricultural Organisation Society, formerly farm worker.
- Mr. Haman Porter, Weston-on-the-Green, Bicester, Oxon, smallholder, formerly farm labourer.
- Mr. Robert Richards, University College of North Wales, Bangor, Lecturer in Economics.
- Mr. Denton Woodhead, Allwood House, Northallerton, Secretary of Rural Friendly Society.