HC Deb 06 June 1930 vol 239 c2539
6. Major CARVER

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the volume and value of machine-skimmed milk imported into this country?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. William Graham)

As may be seen from the monthly Trade and Navigation Accounts for December and April last, the total quantity of sweetened condensed milk, separated or skimmed, imported into Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and registered, amounted to 1,988,000 cwts., of a declared value of £3,111,000, during the year 1929, and to 652,000 cwts., valued at £983,000, during the four months ended 30th April, 1930. No information is available regarding other varieties of skimmed milk.


Is the right hon. Gentleman's Department taking into account any possibility of having that money spent in this country instead of being spent on imported milk?


That, of course, raises the whole tariff question, but in this particular case the imports have very largely decreased.


Does it not rather raise the question of the quality of the milk, which is declared to be unsuitable?


I require notice of that question, and, in any event, I think it is rather a question for another Department.

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