HC Deb 23 November 1931 vol 260 c36
48. Sir W. DAVISON

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is aware that 62,801 cwts. of Russian butter were imported into this country last month as compared with 19,988 cwts. in October last year, an increase of 42,813 cwts.; what action the Board of Agriculture proposes to take, in the interests of British and Dominion farmers, to check this abnormal importation of Russian butter, having regard to the fact that this butter is being sold at between 92s. and 96s. per cwt. as compared with 116s. per cwt., the price of Dominion butter?


I am aware of the facts stated, and the situation to which my hon. Friend calls attention will be borne in mind in the consideration of the Government's agricultural policy which is now taking place.


Can nothing be done so that butter should at any rate be labelled with the country of origin before May next—an unconscionable time?