§ Colonel BURTON
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the rise in the price of bacon; and whether it is his intention to issue such revisionary order as will enable further quantities to be imported pending the time when British products will be available?
§ Dr. BURGIN
I am aware of the rise in the price of bacon. The quantity of bacon to be imported from foreign countries in the current period ending on 28th February was arranged with due regard to anticipated home and Empire supplies, and I have no ground for believing that such supplies will fall short of their expected volume, or that there is any need to depart from the existing arrangements.