§ 44. Sir R. W. SMITH
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Import Duties Advisory Committee have only explored the possibility of voluntary undertakings regarding purchases of home-grown barley being given by the industrial consuming interests; and whether he will now consider requiring the industrial consuming interests to give something more than voluntary undertakings with regard to their purchases of home-grown barley?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. W. S. Morrison)
I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture on 21st May to a question by the hon. Member for South-West Norfolk (Mr. De Chair) of which I am sending him a copy.
§ 71. Sir R. W. SMITH
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, seeing that it is possible for the largest pot-distilling company in this country to use only home-grown barley, he will take steps to compel other pot-distilling companies to use home-grown barley so long as it is obtainable?
§ Captain WALLACE
I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture on 21st May to a question by the hon. Member for Norfolk, South-West (Mr. De Chair).
§ Sir R. W. SMITH
I have already referred to the question of 21st May, but it does not seem to deal with my question at all.