§ 20. Mr. LAMBERT
asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is aware that Devon producers have been obliged to withhold supplies of butter from the local purveyors owing to heavy imports of New Zealand butter; and what action he proposes to take in order to secure to the home producer the advantage of the home market?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
I am aware that in some instances difficulty has been experienced in disposing of locally produced butter. This is a matter which will fall for consideration in the light of the discussions at Ottawa, and my right hon. Friend will realise that I cannot anticipate decisions which may then be reached.
§ Mr. LAMBERT
Will my right hon. Friend answer the last part of the question, as to what action he proposes to take in order to secure to the home producer the advantage of the home market?
§ Mr. T. WILLIAMS
Are the right hon. Gentleman's question not really an attack on Empire Free Trade?
§ Lieut. - Colonel ACLAND-TROYTE
Are we to understand from the reply that my right hon. Friend does not mean to do anything at all?