§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
asked the Minister of Agriculture how many of the county agricultural committees contain no agricultural labourers among their members; and whether the number of agricultural labourers serving on these bodies can be increased?
§ Mr. BUXTON
The only county agricultural committee in England and Wales which contains no representative of agricultural labour among its members is that for Flintshire. The number of such representatives appointed to serve on these bodies in the majority of counties should, in my opinion, be increased. For some months I have taken the opportunity of increasing the labour representation on these committees wherever a casual 569W vacancy has arisen among those members whose appointment is made by the Ministry.