HC Deb 12 March 1936 vol 309 cc2317-8
82. Mr. T. COOK

asked the Minister of Agriculture the quantity of foreign barley used for malting purposes for the last three available years?


An inquiry is now being made by the Board of Trade, under Section 9 of the Import Duties Act, as to the production of malt in 1935, in which the quantity of barley of home, other Empire and foreign origin will be stated. Pending the results of that inquiry, I regret that I have no information as to the quantity of foreign barley used for malting purposes.


Will my right hon. Friend make certain that the report is expedited so that Scottish farmers may be certain before the crop is sown what chance they have of selling the barley?


I will convey that question to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland.

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