§ Mr. W. YOUNG
asked the Food Controller whether he has received a resolution passed by the Perth and district branch of the National Farmers' Union of Scotland protesting against unfair treatment in regard to payment of their claims for compensation in respect of the unsold and unused balances of their 1918 potato crop; and whether he proposes to meet their demand that immediate payment and settlement of all claims still outstanding be made forthwith, in accordance with the quantities assessed by the district agricultural committees, with interest at five per cent. per annum on each claim still unpaid as from 30th June, 1919?
§ Mr. MCCURDY
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. It is hoped that all claims still outstanding will be settled within the next three weeks; the recommendations of the district agricultural committees in these cases are now before the Ministry. The settlement of the claims will not, however, include payment of interest.