Clause 7. — (Constitution of boards to administer marketing schemes.)
Orders of the Day — Sea Fish Industry Bill.
The Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Wedderburn):
I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."
This Amendment and the two following Amendments should be read together. It was found that the Bill as first drafted imposed on the Minister a continuing obligation from day to day to satisfy himself that the existing members of the Commission did not acquire such financial or commercial interests in the industry as might be likely to affect the proper discharge of their functions. It was considered sufficient that the Minister should so satisfy himself from time to time. Amendments were then inserted. The three Amendments here are designed to achieve the same object with regard to members of the marketing boards appointed by the Minister.