§ 48. Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food why he appointed Sir Con O'Neill as Chairman of the Government's new Intervention Board; why he gave this information to the Press before the House of Commons; why Sir Con O'Neill is to receive a salary between £7,000 and £8,000 per annum; and what duties he will have to perform.
§ Mr. Godber
No firm appointments to the Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce have been either made or announced as yet nor can they be before the order, setting up the board, becomes operative. It would not be appropriate to make any announcement about tentative or provisional arrangements, and no such announcement to the Press has been made.