I am now able to announce the names of the members of the Emergency Committee which I am setting up under the Emergency Regulations, 1949. The Chairman of the Committee is Sir Alexander Maxwell, lately Permanent Under-Secretary of State at the Home Office. The other members are Mr. C. N. Gallie, Sir Thomas Gardiner, Sir Frederick Leggett, and Mr. W. G. Weston. The Committee will be responsible for discharging the duties set out in the Regulations.
In view of the fact that the Smithfield branch of the Transport and General Workers' Union this morning decided they would not handle meat brought to the market by the troops, is it the Minister's intention to extend the function of this new Committee to cover Smithfield?