§ 103. Mr. HOPKIN
asked the Minister of Agriculture what steps he proposes to take in the County of Carmarthen to meet the position in the milk trade next summer and autumn in view of the almost certain glut of surplus milk which will be produced?
§ Mr. N. BUXTON
I understand that at the instance of the Carmarthenshire Branch of the National Farmers' Union a committee representing producers in the Counties of Carmarthen, Pembroke 2088 and Cardigan has recently investigated the problem of the marketing of milk and dairy produce in that area. The committee sent deputations to England, Scotland and Ireland and has thoroughly explored systems of selling milk and of handling milk for butter making and other purposes. I am advised that a report has been prepared which contains agreed plans and suggestions for dealing with the local situation. When the report is available, I shall be glad to consider whether I can be of any assistance, though it is likely that proposals for local action in regard to surplus milk must, in part at least, await a national scheme of organisation.