§ Sir W. Smithers
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food what arrangements are in existence for coordinating the policies of the Ministry of Food and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries; and, in particular, whether there is a joint committee?
§ Mr. Mabane
My Noble Friend and my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries confer at frequent intervals on all matters of policy that concern their respective Departments. Consultations between officials of the Departments are held almost continually, both to co-ordinate administrative measures giving effect to ministerial decisions on policy, and to co-ordinate the basic information on which these decisions are taken.