HC Deb 22 June 1933 vol 279 cc925-6

asked the Minister of Agriculture what agreement has been reached between the Dominions Governments and his Department in regard to the imports into this country of processed milk; if the National Union of Farmers have been consulted upon these arrangements: and with what results?


I have been asked to reply. In regard to the first part of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend-to the reply given by my right hon. Friend to the hon. Member for Devizes (Sir P. Hurd) on Monday last, of which I am sending him a copy. In regard to the last part of the question, the National Farmers' Union were aware and approved of my right hon. Friend's intention to make the best arrangements possible in the circumstances.

29. Sir W. SUGDEN

asked the Minister of Agriculture if arrangements have yet been made between his Department and the Netherlands Government to reduce imports of processed milk from the Netherlands into this country or between his Department and Netherlands traders; if similar arrangements are being or have been made with other countries; and, if so, which and upon what conditions?


The answer to the first and second parts of the question is in the affirmative, the arrangements having been made in each case through representatives of the Governments of the foreign countries concerned, namely, the Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, the United States, Germany, Switzerland, and France. For the nature of the arrangements, I would refer my hon. Friend to the statement made by my right hon. Friend on 29th May, of which I am sending him a copy.