§ 19. Mr. Leckie
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can now make a statement as to the request from the national deputation of bacon distributors which waited upon him on 17th November that the import bacon quota shall be increased by 10 per cent.?
§ Dr. Burgin
The request of the deputation to which my hon. Friend refers was for an increase in total supplies. Since then the cancellation of the 1937 contracts has materially altered the conditions under which imports have hitherto been regulated. The whole position is being reviewed by the Board of Trade and the Agricultural Departments, and I am not at present in a position to make any statement.