§ Mr. PETHERICK
asked the Minister of Agriculture, in view of the fact that the period for objections to the scheme 577W for the setting up of a pig industry development board expires on 29th June, whether he will immediately after the expiry consider objections, if any, formulate a scheme for submission to the Bacon and Pig Marketing Boards, and use his influence with these boards in order that they may at once call meetings of their constituents to obtain approval of the scheme, so that the approval may be obtained and the final scheme laid before Parliament in time for its passage before the summer Recess?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and I fully appreciate the desirability of proceeding as expeditiously as possible with consideration of the bacon development scheme which was recently submitted to us. For the present, however, I am unable to add anything to the reply I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for East Dorset (Mr. Hall-Caine) on 30th May, when I stated that it was not possible to give any indication as to the further progress of the scheme until after consideration has been given to any representations or objections which may be made.