§ Mr. ALLEN PARKINSON
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the recommendation of the Rubber Growers' Association that there should be a reduction of 25 per cent. in the monthly output owing to the decline in price; and what steps he proposes to take to protect the community from such action?
§ Sir P. LLOYD-GREAME
I have seen references in the Press to a recommendation of the Rubber Growers' Association that estates should reduce their output temporarily by 25 per cent., owing to the present and prospective surplus of production over demand, and the difficulty of carrying large stocks, in view of the present financial stringency. I have no power to prevent such action being taken.