HC Deb 05 May 1955 vol 540 c1880
18. Sir F. Medlicott

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will take steps to protect home growers of wheat from the importation of French wheat supported by an export bounty at any period when home grown grain still awaits marketing.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given on 3rd May to a similar Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Newbury (Mr. Hurd).

Sir F. Medlicott

Would my right hon. Friend bear in mind that it is not so much the fact of these imports that raises difficulties as the occasionally very inconvenient timing?

Mr. Thorneycroft

Yes. I am aware of the point.