HC Deb 18 November 1942 vol 385 cc361-2W
Mr. Granville

asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of times that garnisheeing action has been taken by the Milk Marketing Board and similar authorities under the control of his Department?

Mr. Hudson

Neither the Milk Marketing Board nor the Hops Marketing Board, which are the only authorities at present concerned, have recovered debts due to them by means of a garnishee summons. In two instances, by order of the court under garnishee procedure, the Hops Marketing Board have paid to a third party a sum due from them to a registered producer. Since the hon. Member's previous inquiry on 10th June, 1942, the Milk Marketing board have made 13 further payments in similar circumstances.