§ Sir A. Bossom
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will arrange that the women who have hitherto been employed on the Colorado Beetle spraying campaign, which has now been discontinued, should be employed for work in connection with potato root eelworm.
These officers are still employed on work in connection with the health of the potato crop, including potato root eelworm.
§ Captain Kerby
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will ask the Consumers' Committee set up under Section 9 of the Agricultural Marketing Act, 1931, to make a report to him on the effect of the Potato Marketing Scheme, and the actions of the Board created thereunder on the present potato shortage and high prices.
It is already part of the statutory duty of the Consumers' Committee concerned to consider the effect on consumers of any such marketing scheme and to report as they may think fit.