HC Deb 14 December 1961 vol 651 cc617-8
16. Mr. Morris

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on his official talks with the French Minister of Agriculture.

Mr. Soames

The French Minister of Agriculture accepted a private invitation to spend a week-end at my home. His visit was not official and our talks were informal.

Mr. Morris

Will the right hon. Gentleman give an assurance that he will resist any pleas by the French Government to modify the anti-dumping measures for butter already announced? Will he consult the President of the Board of Trade about the problem of dried milk, which the Milk Marketing Board complains is coming into this country at less than half the price at which it is being sold in the country of origin?

Mr. Soames

Both these matters are the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade.

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