Sugar Beet Claim (Oxford University).

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons at on 19 December 1938.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Bellenger Mr Frederick Bellenger , Bassetlaw

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has now received a Report from the Fleming Committee on the sugar beet claim against Oxford University; and what action he proposes to take?

Mr. Morrison:

The report has not yet been received, and the second part of the question does not, therefore, arise.

Photo of Mr Frederick Bellenger Mr Frederick Bellenger , Bassetlaw

Does the right hon. Gentleman remember that a month ago, in answering a somewhat similar question, he said that he anticipated that he would receive the report the next week, and may I ask what is the reason for the delay?

Mr. Morrison:

I cannot say what is the reason for the delay. Proceedings are entirely in the hands of the Committee, and I do not think it would be proper to hurry them unduly in their investigation of such a complicated subject arising out of events which took place so long ago.

Photo of Mr James Ede Mr James Ede , South Shields

Are the investigations still going on, or are the Committee deliberating on their report?

Mr. Morrison:

I think they are deliberating on their report.