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.
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 7 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.