§ 27. Mr. LAMBERT
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether, seeing that British exports of window glass to Australia are limited by quota and that such quota is considerably less than that allotted to Belgium, he will take advantage of these arrangements as a ground for the limitation of Australian meat imports to this country?
Mr. J. H. THOMAS
As regards the importation of sheet glass into Australia I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for St. Helens on 26th February. As the House is aware, discussions are at present taking place with His Majesty's Government in the Commonwealth and with the other Governments concerned on the question of imports of meat into the United Kingdom: in connection with these discussions all relevant considerations will be kept in mind.
§ Mr. LAMBERT
When will these meat discussions commence? Shall we hear something about them? Will the British agriculturist know what is going on?
They will take place, I presume, when the Dominion Premiers arrive. I will listen to what they say.
§ Sir PERCY HARRIS
Can the right hon. Gentleman publish the correspondence which has already taken place between the Dominions and his office?
I understand that at a later date a question on that point will be put, and there will be an opportunity of seeing the full facts.