§ 36. Mr. NOEL BUXTON
asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will indicate the nature of the help to be given to British agriculture under the scheme for assisting the marketing of Empire produce?
As the right hon. Gentleman is aware, the Ministry is conducting an investigation into the marketing of agricultural produce in this country, and the question of devising plans for the promotion of improved methods which can form part of the proposals in regard to Empire marketing is receiving careful consideration.
§ Mr. BUXTON
Will the right hon. Gentleman undertake that agriculture in this country will have at least its proportionate share of the benefits in relation to the produce of this country?
Clearly, I cannot specify any proposals at this stage, but we hope to bring both the Dominion and the British interests within the scope of the proposals on fair terms.
§ Mr. SKELTON
Will the right hon. Gentleman see that no new competition with British farmers results from this grant of £1,000,000?
§ 45. Mr. HURD
asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the decision of the Government to include home produce within the scope of the £1,000,000 grant to assist the marketing of Empire produce, a qualified representative of the British agricultural interest will now be added to the Imperial Economic Committee?
§ 12. Mr. W. BAKER
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will state the present position regarding the promised grant of £1,000,000 for the development of Dominion marketing?
§ 48. Mr. RAMSDEN
asked the Prime Minister whether he can now state how the £1,000,000 which is to be devoted to the marketing of Empire products is to be spent?
§ 51. Sir R. HAMILTON
asked the Prime Minister if he can give the House any information as to the proposed Government scheme for assistance in the marketing of Dominion products?
§ 57. Dr. DRUMMOND SHIELS
asked the Prime Minister if he has any statement to make in regard to the recommendation of the Imperial Economic Committee that £1,000,000 should be granted for Empire marketing?
§ Mr. A. V. ALEXANDER
If the Government adopt the recommendation that there should be a separate executive committee for spending the grant, will they see that British agriculture is represented on the spending committee?
§ Mr. HARRIS
Will the Colonial Secretary consider making representations to the Dominion Governments that British farmers are much poorer off than the Dominion farmers?