HC Deb 24 June 1931 vol 254 cc447-8W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in view of the loss inflicted on Scottish agriculture by millers being prohibited from using sulphur dioxide for the milling of pot and pearl barley and, as those products, so treated, are imported from Holland and Germany, will he take steps to remove this prohibition and thereby enable Scottish barley to be sold and used on equal conditions with foreign supplies?


As this is a matter which cannot be satisfactorily dealt with for Scotland alone, I am arranging to discuss it with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health. As regards the last part of the question, I would remind the hon. Member that under the regulations imported articles of food are subject to the same conditions as articles produced at home, and that, so far as the prohibition of sulphur dioxide is concerned, Scottish barley and foreign supplies are in the same position.

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