HC Deb 28 February 1939 vol 344 c1053
3. Sir Joseph Leech

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in order to reduce difficulties connected with renewal of the Anglo-Argentine Trade Agreement and in the interests of Argentine pastoralists, Argentine transport undertakings, and British consumers, he will confer with the Argentine Government with a view to an agreed maximum of prices to consumers, and limitation of gross profits of firms controlling the Anglo-Argentine meat trade?

The President of the Board of Trade (Mr. Oliver Stanley)

I presume that my hon. Friend has chiefly in mind the recommendations of the joint committee of inquiry into the Anglo-Argentine meat trade. As I have stated in reply to previous questions, the recommendations of this committee are in the main addressed to the Argentine Government. Any proposals that that Government might make would receive careful consideration.