HC Deb 04 June 1934 vol 290 cc559-60
20. Mr. HASLAM

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he has any statement to make in regard to fresh arrangements for the regulation of meat imports for the period commencing the 1st July, or any announcement of policy for helping the stock-raisers of this country in view of the low prices of fat cattle?


As indicated in the reply I gave on 17th May to questions by my hon. Friend the Member for South Croydon (Mr. H. Williams) and my hon. Friend the Member for Leominster (Sir E. Shepperson), the meat situation is under consideration in the light of the report of the Reorganisation Commission for Fat Stock. I regret, however, I am not in a position to make a statement.


May I ask my right hon. Friend if, in view of the very great anxiety of stock-raisers at the long continued low prices of beef, he will be in a position to make a statement in the near future?


No, Sir, I am afraid that I cannot give any indication of a statement at an early date.