§ Captain Kerby
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on what authority Mr. Vernon Gattie and Mr. M. A. L. Cripps, D.S.O., sat as Chairmen of the Disciplinary Committee of the Tomato and Cucumber Marketing Board and fined growers for alleged offences under the Tomato and Cucumber Marketing Scheme, 1950, before they had been appointed as required by the Agricultural Marketing Acts, 1931 to 1949.
§ Mr. John Hare
Under the Tomato and Cucumber Marketing Scheme, 1950, the Board is authorised to appoint Chairmen of Disciplinary Committees. It has so appointed Mr. Gattie and Mr. Cripps. The Scheme also empowers the Disciplinary Committees to impose penalties on producers who contravene provisions of the Scheme.