HC Deb 03 June 1935 vol 302 cc1538-9W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that under the election arrangements of the milk marketing scheme, nominations for new members did not have to be sent in before 29th May, while the meeting at which the new members are elected took place on 1st June; and whether he will suggest to the Board that this method of election should be changed, in view of the fact that it gives an undue preference to the present members, who have offered themselves for re-election and whose names are therefore known, and does not enable those who cannot be present at the meeting to vote for one of the new nominees if they wish to do so?


I am aware of the arrangements mentioned in the first part of my hon. Friend's question. I understand that the Milk Marketing Board have at present under consideration an amendment of the scheme which would a reasonable remuneration to the primary provide for longer notice being given to producer. It is the object of our whole all registered producers of the names of agricultural policy to deal with this candidates nominated for election to the problem, but I cannot anticipate results. Board.