HC Deb 18 May 1931 vol 252 c1591
46. Mr. J. HALL (for Mr. MACLEAN)

asked the Minister of Agriculture if the British Government will be represented officially by a delegate at the conference at Canada House, London, on 18th May?


As I have already explained, the conference is confined to representatives of wheat exporting countries, and Great Britain is, therefore, not sending a delegate.


Shall we have any information as to the result of this conference, which is rather important?


Yes, it is very important, and I presume that we shall have information.

47. Mr. J. HALL (for Mr. MACLEAN)

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the British delegation at the preparatory Wheat Conference at Rome supported the policy of import boards?


The subject of import organisation was not dealt with by the conference in the form indicated in the question, but on a resolution in the following terms, which was adopted: At the same time the conference recommends purchasers in importing countries, where the need is felt, to endeavour to organise the purchase of imported wheats. This can he carried out, whatever form it takes, according to the particular situation in each country.

Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE

Is it the intention of the Government to implement that by legislation?


That does not arise at all out of the question.