HC Deb 20 June 1932 vol 267 c765

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is now able to state the Government's policy for dealing with pigs, meat, barley, and oats?

The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Sir John Gilmour)

I would refer my hon. Friend to the announcement I made in the House on 11th February last, and to subsequent statements with regard to the Government's agricultural policy, to which I am not at present in a position to add.

Lieut.-Colonel ACLAND-TROYTE

Is not my right hon. Friend aware of the serious condition of the meat trade and pig trade; that breeding sows are being killed off wholesale; that while the raw material is taxed, the finished article— bacon—comes in free; and will he not take some immediate action?