HC Deb 08 March 1934 vol 286 c1998
44. Mr. MANDER

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that, as a result of the Government's restrictions on bacon imports, the price of bacon has risen 3d. per pound; and what action he proposes to take in the matter?


I am aware that the price of bacon is now higher than it was before measures were taken to regulate imports. I would remind the hon. Member that, as has frequently been explained to the House, those measures were expressly designed to secure an improvement in wholesale prices.


Is the price of bacon one of the things that is going up in all directions?


Is it not a fact that the cost of living is actually going down?