§ 46. Commander Sir Archibald Southby
asked the Minister of Food if he will inform the House of the terms of the proposed contract with the Government of New Zealand for meat and dairy produce.
§ Sir A. Southby
Can my right hon. and gallant Friend say how long it will be before he can answer a question on that subject?
§ Mr. Shinwell
While such an announcement will be welcomed by Members in all quarters of the House, can the Minister say whether it is to be on a reciprocal basis or whether an arrangement has been made with these Dominion Governments to take goods from us?
§ Colonel Llewellin
No, Sir, it will be an arrangement by which we shall get certain supplies of meat and dairy products at a certain price.
§ Mr. Gallacher
Will the Minister read carefully the speech made by the hon. Member for South Ayrshire (Mr. Sloan) yesterday and consider whether a contract cannot be made with Scotland for dairy produce?