HC Deb 09 June 1920 vol 130 cc427-8W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture whether the Councils of Agriculture for England and Wales have been formed; if so, whether he will make a return showing the names of the members and the agricultural organisations they represent or with which they are associated; and, if the councils have not been formed, when it is expected they will be formed?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The Councils of Agriculture will be established as soon as possible after the County Agricultural Committees now being set up by each County Council in England and Wales have appointed their two representatives. It is hoped that this will be done at the first meeting of each Committee, but as in many instances the County Committee has not yet been fully constituted, it is impossible to say definitely when the Agricultural Councils will be formed. It is hoped, however, that the Councils will be constituted in time for the first meetings to be held next November.