HC Deb 22 December 1927 vol 212 cc560-1
19. Major McLEAN

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he has any information as to whether any bounties or subventions are given by the Dominions or by foreign countries in aid of agricultural produce exported to the United Kingdom?


Inquiries have been made into this matter, and information has been received in respect of some 20 countries. No case has been found where any bounty or subvention is given to agricultural commodities which compete with British produce, though cleaned rice exported from Spain received a subvention of 25 pesetas per ton. The countries to which the above statement applies are Canada, India and South Africa, Argentina, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, Esthonia, France, Finland, Holland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Rumania, Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay and the United States. Information in regard to New Zealand and Australia is not yet available.