HC Deb 17 June 1953 vol 516 c968
43. Mr. Willey

asked the Minister of Food the present average costs of imported and home-produced bacon, respectively.

Major Lloyd George

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Newbury (Mr. Hurd) on 23rd January, 1953.

Mr. Willey

In view of the marked disparity between those prices, would not the right hon. and gallant Gentleman agree that it is not very business-like to discourage our Continental suppliers, and that there seems to be a case for a more realistic inquiry into home production costs?

Major Lloyd George

I do not know what the hon. Gentleman means by "discourage our Continental suppliers."

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