HC Deb 27 April 1933 vol 277 cc253-4

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has considered the representations made to him as to the desirability, with a view to increasing the consumption of home produce, of adopting one week as British week and calling upon all retailers and consumers to concentrate during that week upon the display and consumption of British produce; and what steps he is taking in the matter?


I fully appreciate the need for increasing the consumption of home-grown produce, and I have every hope that the measures now being taken by the Government and the agricultural industry itself will have that effect. My hon. Friend's proposal would involve extensive propaganda and considerable expenditure beyond the resources at my disposal, but if he can arrange for any national organisation or organisations to be responsible for arranging such a week, I should be happy to render such assistance as lies within my power.


Would not the simplest method of getting English people to buy more English produce be to give them more wages?

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