HC Deb 08 April 1935 vol 300 c809W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to the resolution of East Yorkshire potato growers in favour of the fixation of minimum prices by the Potato Marketing Board; and whether he proposes to investigate this proposal, with the object of amending the scheme to give the board the necessary power?


My hon. and gallant Friend will appreciate that since the Agricultural Marketing Acts provide for amendments of a scheme to be submitted to the Minister by the board concerned, it is for the Potato Marketing Board in the first instance, and not for me, to consider any proposals the East Yorkshire potato growers may make for the amendment of the Potato Marketing Scheme. I understand that the growers have forwarded their resolution to the board, who have it under consideration.