HC Deb 24 June 1935 vol 303 c789

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been drawn to the negotiations between the National Farmers Union and the British Sulphate of Ammonia Federation and Imperial Chemical Industries, Limited, with regard to the withdrawal of the opposition of the National Farmers Union before the Import Duties Advisory Committee to the application of Imperial Chemical Industries, Limited, for increased duties on imported sulphate of ammonia; and whether bargains of this character are reported by his Department to the Import Duties Advisory Committee before their decisions are arrived at?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I understand that the Import Duties Advisory Committee were fully informed, by the parties themselves, of these negotiations and of the terms of the agreement which had been reached.