§ 22. Mr. CROSS
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to the burden which wheat quota payments place upon the heavy sizing section of the cotton industry; and whether he is willing to consider the adoption of a scheme to exempt the industry from this tax?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
When the Wheat Bill was before the House, careful consideration was given to representations on this subject, but it was found impracticable to make provision for exempting from the quota payment flour used for industrial purposes such as sizing. After re-examination of the position, I regret that I cannot see my way to take action on the lines suggested.