HC Deb 18 December 1934 vol 296 cc950-1
20. Duchess of ATHOLL

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in connection with the negotiations for trade agreements with Turkey and Poland, he is consulting with representatives of the poultry industry in England and Scotland as to the effective safeguarding of their industry in any agreements arrived at?


The answer is in the negative. My Noble Friend may, however, be assured that in conducting these negotiations I am in constant consultation with my right hon. Friends the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Secretary of State for Scotland, who are fully conversant with the situation of the poultry industry.

Duchess of ATHOLL

In view of the great anxiety which has been expressed in regard to the large increase in the importation of eggs from these countries, and particularly from Turkey, does the right hon. Gentleman not think that he would be well advised to consult the representatives of the poultry industry in this country?


I have no doubt that my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture in this country and the Secretary of State for Scotland are fully informed.