§ 46. Mr. HALES (for Mr. HALLCAINE)
asked the President of the Board of Trade for what reasons the Danish Government have refused the proposal of the British Government to levy a small duty on Danish and other Foreign bacon imported into this country in exchange for a certain increase in the import quota now permitted and with a view to assisting the British pig industry; and whether any reply with regard to this matter has yet been received from the other countries which export bacon to Great Britain?
§ Lieut.-Colonel J. COLVILLE (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)
While raising certain objections to the proposals put before them, the Danish Government have agreed to enter into negotiations. No reply has so far been received from any of the other countries approached.