HC Deb 23 July 1923 vol 167 c60W

asked the Minister of Agriculture what steps he is taking to ascertain agricultural opinion on the further importation of Colonial cattle to be discussed at the forthcoming Imperial Conference?


In accordance with the announcement made in my reply to the hon. Member for Frome (Mr. Hurd) on the 14th ultimo, I have consulted the Statutory Agricultural Advisory Committee set up under the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Act, 1919, with regard to agricultural questions which are expected to arise at the Imperial Economic Conference. This Committee has appointed for this purpose the following special Sub-Committee, which includes two members co-opted from agricultural Members of this House, namely:

  • The Lord Bledisloe.
  • Mr. Percy Hurd, M.P.
  • Mr. J. T. McLaren.
  • Captain the Right Honourable E. G. Pretyman, M.P.
  • Mr. R. R. Robbins, C.B.E.
  • Mr. W. R. Smith.
  • Mr. C. D. Thompson.
The sub-Committee has already held its first meeting, and I think my right hon. Friend may rest assured that agricultural opinion will be adequately expressed by this Committee on the subject referred to in his question.