§ Captain Kerby
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is aware that Mr. G. G. Baker, Q.C., who was appointed by him to conduct the inquiry into objections to the British Egg Marketing Scheme was until recently a member of the National Farmers' Union which is promoting the scheme; and if he will make a statement.
Yes. When invited to act as Commissioner, Mr. Baker informed me that he was a member of the National Farmers' Union but assured me that he took no part in its activities and was not a producer of eggs for sale. I was satisfied that his connection with the Union, from which he resigned before the inquiry began, was not such as to affect his impartiality in any way.