HC Deb 07 May 1935 vol 301 cc799-800
54. Brigadier-General NATION

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can give an estimate of the number of tons of soya beans the Colonies are likely to be able to send to the United Kingdom in 1935, 1936 and 1937 as a result of the encouragement given to them by the new 10 per cent. duty on foreign soya beans?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister)

No, Sir.

Brigadier-General NATION

Has my right hon. Friend made any inquiries whatever into the amount that can be furnished by our Colonies?


Yes. I do not think my hon. and gallant Friend was present when I made a very full statement to the House on this subject, when this Measure was introduced.

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