HC Deb 07 March 1939 vol 344 cc1902-3
25. Mr. Emery

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in order to assist Anglo-Chilean trade, he will ascertain if it is possible to set up a barter-exchange of Chilean chilled meat for British exports, or to accept a stipulated amount of Chilean meat in substitution for Argentine meat, for the service of Chilean defaulted loans raised in London?

Mr. Stanley

I am not satisfied that a barter scheme of the kind suggested would be in the interests of United Kingdom export trade to Chile. As regards the suggestion that purchases of meat should be diverted from Argentina to Chile, I would remind my hon. Friend of our undertakings to Argentina in the Anglo-Argentine Trade Agreement, 1936.

Lieut.-Colonel Heneage

Would it not be better to produce more English beef instead of importing foreign beef?