HC Deb 19 March 1935 vol 299 cc984-5
16. Captain P. MACDONALD

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the fact that Lithuanian bacon which is selling in this country for 70s. a hundredweight is sold in the Channel Islands for 20s. a hundredweight; and whether he will take this fact into consideration in reviewing the question of whether the existing quota arrangements for controlling bacon imports into this country are the best that can be evolved?


I am aware that there is a considerable difference between the price of bacon on this market and on other markets. For the rest I can add nothing to the reply which I gave to the hon. and gallant Member for Ayr Burghs (Lieut.-Colonel Moore) on 28th February.


Is the right hon. Gentleman taking any steps to see that this channel is not used as a means of breaking through any quota imposed upon foreign countries or on any other trade agreement?


Has the right hon. Gentleman anything to say with regard to the last half-dozen words in the question?

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