§ 38. Mr. LAMBERT
asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the estimated reduction in cwts. of the importation of frozen mutton and lamb and frozen beef, respectively, for the year 1933 and the first six months of 1934, as stipulated by Schedule H of the Agreement with Australia concluded at Ottawa?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Dr. Burgin)
I have been asked to reply. In the calendar year 1933 the imports of frozen mutton and lamb from foreign countries to be allowed under the Ottawa Arrangement will be 322,568 cwt. less than the imports from foreign sources in the Ottawa standard year July, 1931, to June, 1932, and in the first half of 1934 they will be 382,329 cwt. less than in the first half of 1932. The corresponding figures in the case of foreign imports of frozen carcases and boned beef are 72,040 cwt. and 57,972 cwt. and in the case of frozen veal 5,043 cwt. and 3,563 cwt. respectively.
§ tomatoes form January to September, in 1931 and 1932, as published in the Ministry's Agricultural Market Report.
§ Brigadier - General SIR HENRY CROFT
Pending the completion of the Ottawa policy do the Government intend to take immediate steps for dealing with this situation?
§ Dr. BURGIN
The Question on the Paper deals with.quantity, and the supplementary question hardly seems to arise.