HC Deb 19 December 1957 vol 580 c596
36. Mr. H. Fraser

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will make a statement on the proposed plan of the Milk Marketing Board to import Charollais bulls into this country; and what action he proposes to take.

Mr. Godber

The National Cattle Breeders' Association was invited to comment on this proposal and its views are now being studied. My right hon. Friend is not yet able to say what action will be taken.

Mr. E. L. Mallalieu

Will the hon. Gentleman make sure that he persuades his right hon. Friend to resist this attempt on the part of hon. Members opposite to restrict the freedom of the farmer?

Sir J. Duncan

Can my hon. Friend say whether there have been any representations on the subject from any of the other breed societies?

Mr. Godber

My right hon. Friend is receiving comments from various people. He has by no means made up his mind yet. I do not think I can add anything more at the moment.