asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the repeal of Part I of the Agriculture Act of 1920, and the necessity of drastic reduction in expenditure, it is the intention of the Government to introduce legislation to repeal Parts II and III of The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Act, 1919,?which set up councils and advisory committees for England and Wales and county agricultural committees.
What public service is being performed by these various committees, in view of the fact that compulsory cultivation is done away with and that very substantial expense is caused to the taxpayers for the officials of these committees?
Sir A. BOSCAWEN:
My hon. and gallant Friend, I think, does not realise that, if legislation were carried on the lines he suggests, we should have to get rid of the Council of Agriculture for England, the Agricultural Advisory Committee, and all the agricultural committees of the county councils. I can only say that most of these bodies are doing very useful work.