Milk Marketing Board.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 6th July 1937.

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The following Question stood upon the Order Paper in the of Mr. MACQUISTEN:

1. To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that a writ or summons was issued by four milk producers and was served on the Scottish Milk Marketing Board on 15th June, and that the said summons craves for the production of the minutes or other documents of the board by which they authorise themselves to make the levies now found to be illegal by the decision of the House of Lords, and for repayment of the moneys which were demanded and received in terms of such minutes; and when was he made aware of the service on the board of such summons?

Photo of Mr Frederick Macquisten Mr Frederick Macquisten , Argyll

I desire to postpone this question until the Secretary of State for Scotland is here to answer it. The reason I wish to do so is this. You will see from the question that I am asking the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that a summons has been served on the Scottish Milk Marketing Board. I want to know whether he was aware of that fact when he introduced his Measure on 24th June, because if so—