§ 64. Mr. LYLE
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware of the rise in the price of butter and the announcement by the merchants that there is little improvement likely for some weeks: and whether, seeing that the farmers, owing to the price of milk, could easily produce more cheap butter, he will call their attention to the need and advantage of doing so?
Sir A. BOSCAWEN
I am aware that the prices of imported butter have recently risen, but prices of British butter at country markets have on the whole declined, or at least remained stationary. I think I must leave it to the individual farmer to select that method of disposing of his milk which he finds most profitable.