Mr. De la Bère
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in respect of the officers whose appointment was announced last week to control and regulate foodstuffs, they are empowered, or will be empowered, to take immediate steps in the direction of an increased food production?
No, Sir. The divisional officers whose appointment was announced last week will not be concerned with food production. That is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.