HC Deb 20 February 1941 vol 369 cc310-1W
Mr. Rostron Duckworth

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food the composition of the Minister's Advisory Committee on Poultry; and how often he has consulted it in the last six months?

Major Lloyd George

My Noble Friend has not appointed a formal Advisory Committee on poultry. He has, however, consulted the national organisations concerned with poultry on problems connected with the poultry trade. Only one meeting, on the 20th January, has so far been held, and a further meeting has been arranged for 25th February and further meetings will be convened as necessary. The national organisations invited to send representatives to these meetings are as follow: —.

The National Farmers Union.

The National Farmers Union Chamber of Agriculture of Scotland.

The National Poultry Council.

The Scottish National Poultry Council.

The Auctioneers Estate Agents Institute of the United Kingdom.

The Institute of Auctioneers Appraisers in Scotland.

The National Federation of Inland Wholesale Fish Merchants.

The Parliamentary Committee of the "Co-operative Congress."

The London Chamber of Commerce.

The National Federation of Wholesale Poultry Merchants.

The Scottish Federation of Wholesale Poultry Merchants.

The Multiple Grocers Association.

The National Federation of Retail Meat Traders Association.

The National Federation of Fishmongers.

The National Federation of Grocers and Provision Dealers Associations.

The Agricultural Departments are also represented at such meetings.