§ Brigadier-General CLIFTON BROWN
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the large increase in the home prices of offals in the last two months; and whether, in view of the fact that the declared import value, c.i.f., of these imports into the United Kingdom registered during the month of October, 1930, and October, 1931, showed only an increase of 5d. in the case of bran and middlings, and in the case of other offals a considerable decrease, he will make inquiries and take action, if necessary?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
I am aware of the recent increases in the price of home produced and imported offals in this country, but I would remind the hon. and gallant Member, as regards the second part of the question, that imported offals constitute a relatively small proportion of the total consumption of offals in this country, so that the general price is not affected greatly by the price of the imported commodity.