HC Deb 06 July 1937 vol 326 c151
6. Mr. Mathers

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress has been made with the consideration of remedies for the plight of Scottish poultry farmers; and when an announcement of Government policy will be made?

Captain Hope

My right hon. Friend is not in a position to make any statement on this subject.

Mr. Mathers

Can the hon. and gallant Gentleman give any indication as to when a statement may be made?

Viscountess Astor

Is it not true that the difficulty with the poultry situation is that most of the food is imported, and that until we get wider world trade it will be impossible for the Government to have a proper poultry policy?

Captain Hope

Perhaps the hon. Member will be good enough to put that question on the Paper again during next week?