51. Major BRAITHWAITE
asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will help farmers in this country by making arrangements for His Majesty's Forces to be supplied with home-produced meat pending the results of arrangements to be made at the Imperial Conference?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
I would refer my hon. and gallant. Friend to the full statement I made on this subject during the Debate on the Adjournment on 1st March last. For financial reasons it is not practicable for the Government to adopt his suggestion.
§ Mr. LAMBERT
Having regard to the deplorable position to the livestock farmer, could not the right hon. Gentleman consider easing the situation for them in the way proposed in the question, pending the result of the Ottawa Conference?
Does not the right hon. Gentleman consider that there will be a greater financial loss to the Exchequer by the reduction of revenue from the farmers than by giving this small help to them at the present time?