51. Mr. De la Bère
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, since Argentine offals have been sold at prices varying from£3 13s. 9d. to£3 16s. 3d. c.i.f., English ports, the Government will initiate some scheme which will enable the home farmers to purchase offals at a reasonable price, in order to assist them in their business as stock-raising farmers?
§ Sir R. Dorman-Smith
I am not aware of sales of Argentine wheat offals at the prices quoted by my hon. Friend. The promotion of a scheme for securing full advantage from variations in the price of offals is a matter for farmers themselves. 31 rather than for the Government. There is of course, nothing to prevent farmers' co-operative societies engaged in the feeding stuffs trade, of which there are a number, from purchasing any available supplies of low-priced imported offals for resale to their members on favourable terms.
Mr. De la B ère
Does my right hon. Friend realise that for two years now stock-raising formers, poultry keepers and pig producers have suffered from me milling combines, that the Board of Trade are riding for a fall and that the milling combines have not played the game?