§ Sir A. HOLBROOK
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture whether he is aware that the Poultry Advisory Committee appointed by him, with a view to producing at home poultry and eggs and avoiding reliance on imports from abroad of these commodities, does not comprise any person fully conversant with the commercial side of the poultry and egg market; whether he has received a communication from the National Poultry Association on this subject; and whether he will favourably consider the addition to the Committee of some person practically acquainted with the poultry trade?
Sir A. BOSCAWEN
The Poultry Advisory Committee was appointed in order to advise the Ministry on questions affecting the production of poultry and eggs. The members who were in the main nominated by the National Poultry Council are regarded by the Ministry as fully competent to advise on all such questions. The Ministry has received a request from the National Organisation of Fish, Poultry, Game and Rabbit 1765W Traders' Association for representation on this Committee, but in view of the desirability of keeping the numbers of the Committee small and the practical knowledge of the industry possessed by the existing members the Ministry does not propose to add to their number.