§ 27. Mr. LAMBERT
asked the Minister of Agriculture when the producers of home live-stock products may expect an increase of price due to the restriction of oversea imports?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Major Elliot)
The returns from a number of representative markets indicate that the average prices realised for fat stock of all kinds during this week show considerable improvement over those received during the corresponding period last week. My right hon. Friend will agree with me that this early reaction is satisfactory and promising.
§ Mr. LAMBERT
While agreeing with my right hon. and gallant Friend, may I ask whether the Government propose to persist in this policy, because upon an increase of prices depends an increase of employment for a very large number of agricultural labourers?
§ Major ELLIOT
My right hon. Friend may rest assured that we did not lightly enter upon the policy, and we shall not lightly leave it.