HC Deb 07 March 1939 vol 344 cc1897-8
13. Lieut.-Colonel Heneage

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the coming negotiations with foreign countries, he will say what attitude he is proposing to take up with regard to the protection of British agriculture?

26. Lieut.-Colonel Acland-Troyte

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will arrange for a representative of the agricultural industry to accompany the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department on his visit to foreign capitals?

Mr. Stanley

As I have already explained, the visit of my right hon. Friend to certain northern capitals is for the purpose of discussions of an exploratory and general character, and it is consequently unnecessary for him to be accompanied by representatives of individual interests. My hon. and gallant Friends may rest assured, however, that the interests of British agriculture will be kept well in mind.

Mr. A. V. Alexander

Will the interests of British consumers be kept in mind at the same time?

Mr. Stanley

The question as a whole will be kept in mind.

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