HC Deb 10 May 1960 vol 623 c180
12. Mr. Prior

asked the President of the Board of Trade the percentage increase or decrease in the quantity and cost of imports of milk powder and condensed milk in 1959, as compared with 1958.

Mr. J. Rodgers

The percentage increases in imports of milk powder and condensed and evaporated milk, were 71 per cent. and 136 per cent. by quantity and 80 per cent. and 133 per cent. by value.

Mr. Prior

Does my hon. Friend realise that these figures are not very hepful to the Milk Marketing Board which is trying to sell more milk in this country at a time when more milk is being produced? Will he look at this matter to see whether we can reintroduce a quota such as existed before 1959?

Mr. Rodgers

Milk production in this country is a subject more for my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.