HC Deb 24 June 1954 vol 529 c570
15. Sir R. De la Bère

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will give an estimate of the effect on agriculture at home of changes in supplies and prices resulting from support measures adopted by other countries.

Sir T. Dugdale

It would be quite impossible to make any estimate such as my hon. Friend suggests.

Sir R. De la Bère

Is the Minister aware that legislation in other countries has a very real effect on the whole market here and that, whether he likes it or not, he must study the subject? It is useless for him to get up and give an answer like that. It is just hopeless. In view of the unsatisfactory nature of that reply, I shall raise this matter again. It is an absolute outrage.