§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
I am aware that prices of fat sheep have declined during the current year, but I am glad to say that last week there was a firmer tendency in the markets and no further reduction in prices. since the beginning of the year the cost of feeding stuffs has steadily declined, and in April prices were about 4 per cent. lower than a year ago. As regards the last part of the question, consultations are proceeding with representatives of the Governments of the Commonwealth of Australia and of New Zealand, on the subject of imports of mutton and lamb. Feeding stuff prices are governed by world conditions, over which the Government have no control.
§ Mr. Lambert
Can my right hon. Friend say when he expects the termination of these conferences with Australia and New Zealand?
§ Sir Percy Harris
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider, as an emergency matter, the taking off of duties on feeding stuffs?