§ Mr. Bossom
asked the Minister of Agriculture why his Department has made no progress with the marketing scheme for cucumbers during the last two years.
Mr. T. Williams
The Tomato and Cucumber Marketing Scheme was the100W first scheme under the Agricultural Marketing Acts to be submitted since the war. It therefore required careful examination and progress was further delayed by the Agricultural Marketing Bill of last year and by the General Election.
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and I have now, how ever, agreed with the promoters' various modifications to the scheme as originally submitted to us. We hope to lay the modified draft scheme before Parliament this week.