§ 39. Sir CHARLES CAYZER
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the fact that the quantity of milk imported into Great Britain was greater during the first three months of 1932 than for similar periods in 1931 or 1930, he can state whether it is intended to take any early action in the matter, more especially as the greater proportion of such imports were not affected by the Import Duties Act?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
I am aware that the total imports of all kinds of milk in the first three months of 1932 have been somewhat higher than in the corresponding periods of 1931 and 1930, but it would appear to be the case that the increase has taken place in those descriptions which have been affected by the Import Duties Act. I would, however, draw the attention of my hon. Friend to the statement which I have just made with regard, inter alia, to the setting up of a Re-organisation Commission for Milk.
§ Sir C. CAYZER
Has the question of milk imports been before the Advisory Committee, and has the right hon. Gentleman received any recommendations on the subject?
Is not the reason that importations were lower the fact that the price was lowered in this country; and is not that the reason of the shortage?