IN a written reply to a question by Sir Arnold Wilson in the House of Commons as to what extent the powers conferred by both Agricultural Marketing Acts to adopt schemes for research in the production and marketing of agricultural products have been exercised by the Potato, Bacon, Milk, Pigs, and Hops Marketing Boards, Mr. Walter Elliot, Minister of Agriculture, stated: “The Hops Marketing Board does not possess any powers of the kind referred to. The other Agricultural Marketing Boards mentioned have certain powers which they may exercise in connection with research services, but I understand they have not yet exercised them.” Mr. Elliot said he had no doubt that the Boards in question will give attention to the question of research at the earliest possible opportunity, and that they will approach the Ministry of Agriculure should they think the Ministry able to assist them.
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Research Under the Agricultural Marketing Boards. Nature 133, 444 (1934). https://doi.org/10.1038/133444c0