HC Deb 24 January 1940 vol 356 cc589-90W
Captain Plugge

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether it is in- tended that the wholesale buyers of ware potatoes will have to pay the tonnage levy under the new Potato Marketing Scheme shortly to be introduced, themselves; and whether the levy, if there is no eventual surplus to be guaranteed, will be returned to them?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to my reply to the Question put by my hon. Friend the Member for Halifax (Mr. Gledhill) on 18th January.

Mr. Boothby

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when he proposes to lay before the House the regulations governing the new Potato Marketing Scheme; and whether time will be afforded for their discussion?

Mr. Morrison

The levy will be imposed by a Treasury Order under Subsection (1) of Section 2 of the Emergency Powers (Defence) Act, 1939, and the Order will be laid before the House in accordance with the provisions of Subsections (3) and (4), the latter of which requires approval by resolution of the House. The regulations governing other provisions of the Scheme will be the subject of an Order under Regulation 55 of the Defence (General) Regulations, 1939.

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