§ 31 and 32. Sir W. WAYLAND (for Sir R. GOWER)
asked the Minister of Agriculture (1) whether he has yet considered the resolution recently passed by the council of the National Farmers' Union, and sent to him, calling his attention to the position that his policy aiming at an improvement of the condition of agriculture is jeopardised by the fact that the beef situation, instead of showing any sign of improvement, is steadily growing worse, with the result that breeders and feeders are in a precarious position, and asking him to take steps to place the livestock industry on a remunerative basis and in that connection to impose further restrictions on meat imports and to tighten up the administration of import restrictions; and whether he has any statement to make;
(2) whether he has yet considered the resolution recently passed by the council of the National Farmers' Union, and sent to him, asking that an immediate and expeditious inquiry should be conducted by him into the possibility of a supplementary measure to assist the livestock industry, based on a levy scheme on the lines of the Wheat Act; and whether he has any statement to make?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
I have received the resolutions to which my hon. Friend refers. I am not yet in a position to make a statement.