§ Mr. Leckie
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will lay upon the Table before the Summer Recess a draft of the new Milk Bill, so that it can be fully considered by Members and their constituents before its introduction next Session?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
As I explained in reply to the right hon. Member for Hillsborough (Mr. Alexander) on 22nd June last, it is not possible, owing to the pressure on Parliamentary time, for the Bill to which my hon. Friend refers to be considered this Session. In these circumstances I think it would he of greater advantage to defer the introduction of the Bill until next Session, so as to allow further time for informal consultation with representatives of the interests directly concerned and for consideration of the views that they may express.