Marketing Schemes (Consumers' Committees)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th July 1959.

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Photo of Mr John Hare Mr John Hare , Sudbury and Woodbridge 12:00 am, 27th July 1959

I am on the whole satisfied with the arrangements for bringing the existence of these committees to the notice of the public. The first series of their post-war Reports was made public last September and attracted a fair amount of attention. Press notices are also issued by the Agricultural Departments from time to time about the committees' work. However, I am, with the agreement of the committees, having a pamphlet issued to organisations, such as the Citizens' Advice Bureaux, which have contacts with the general public. In this way I hope to focus even greater attention on the committees, which form an important part of the statutory safeguards in relation to the operation of marketing schemes. I will send a copy of the pamphlet to my hon. Friend and I will also have copies placed in the Library.