§ 27. Lieut.-Colonel ACLAND-TROYTE
(for Brigadier - General CLIFTON BROWN) asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the fact that a milk organisation scheme is in course of preparation he will consider using Section 1 of the Agricultural Marketing Act, 1933, to control the importation of foreign milk products?
§ Major ELLIOT
My hon. and gallant Friend will be aware that imports of processed milks from foreign countries are already being reduced by voluntary agreement, a procedure which from many points of view is preferable to regulation by Order. The question of the steps to be taken in regard to imports of processed milks after the expiry of the present agreement at the end of August, and the position regarding imports of other milk products, are receiving close attention but I am not in a position to make a statement.