HC Deb 04 December 1950 vol 482 cc6-7
16. Air Commodore Harvey

asked the Minister of Food if he will make a statement with regard to recent negotiations with Denmark regarding bacon supplies from that country.

Mr. Webb

These negotiations were adjourned on 24th November and will be resumed later this month.

Air Commodore Harvey

Will the right hon. Gentleman tell the House what progress, if any, has been made? Can he assure us that the prices have taken fully into account the increased price of foodstuffs to farmers as a result of devaluation?

Mr. Webb

Yes, we have taken all these things into account. We have made an offer to them, which they found unacceptable. They want us to pay 7½ per cent. on existing prices, and we have offered something about 3½ per cent. If we leave it at that, we may be able to solve the difficulty when they come over here again.

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