HC Deb 11 March 1958 vol 584 c222
37. Mr. Temple

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will make a statement on the recent application to his Department by the National Farmers' Union and the Milk Marketing Boards for the imposition under the Customs Duties (Dumping and Subsidies) Act, 1957, for an anti-dumping duty on imports into the United Kingdom of butter originating in Sweden, Finland, Austria and the Irish Republic.

Mr. Erroll

This application is still under consideration, and I cannot make any statement about it at present.

Mr. Temple

Is not the Minister aware that the spring flush will shortly be with us and any action which is to be effective this year must be taken speedily?

Mr. Erroll

We fully appreciate the need for speed in this important matter, but there are a number of considerations which we must take into account before arriving at a decision.

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