§ 62. Mr. A. V. Alexander
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will give particulars of the arrangements made with foreign supplying countries to reduce the exports to this country of processed milks and of the agreements between foreign exporters and home manufacturers governing the marketing of processed milks in this country?
Imports of processed milk have been controlled since June, 1933, by voluntary agreement. The quantities arranged with the principal foreign supplying countries in the autumn of 1936 were about half their exports to this country in the basic year June, 1932, to May, 1933. Certain increases have, however, since been arranged from time to time to meet the requirements of the market. The agreements between manufacturers and exporters relate to prices and conditions of sale. Certain details of prices are contained in the reply which is being given to-day by the Financial Secretary to the Treasury to the hon. Member for Barnstaple (Mr. Acland), but if the right hon. Member desires any additional information, I will arrange for it to be sent to him.