HC Deb 21 March 1934 vol 287 c1205

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in view of the difficulties now experienced by milk producers and stock raisers, he will consider the advisability of giving them assistance by removing import duties on cattle feeding stuffs?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)

No, Sir. The hon. Member is evidently under a misapprehension. Imported feeding stuffs subject to Customs duty constitute a very small proportion of the feed of cattle in this country; with the exception of oats the duties in question are on a modest scale; and the prices of cattle feeding stuffs are nearly all well below the pre-War level.