HC Deb 09 May 1932 vol 265 c1540

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is in a position to state if any progress has been made in finding a practical method for differentiating between malting and feeding barley at the port of entry, so as to enable an additional customs duty to be levied on barley used for malting purposes?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave on 18th April, of which I am sending him a copy, to a question on the subject by the Noble Lord the Member for Perth (Lord Scone) to which I am not in a position to add anything further at present.

Sir G. FOX

Is the Minister aware of the increasing difficulty of finding a market for home-grown malting barley, owing to the decreasing consumption of beer?