HC Deb 07 June 1934 vol 290 c1089W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his advice is ever sought by the Import Duties Advisory Committee in respect of applications for the imposition of Import Duties upon livestock or other agricultural produce entering this country; and in which instances such advice was sought during the year 1933?


The Import Duties Advisory Committee frequently asks the Ministry for information regarding particular commodities which are under consideration by the Committee. With regard to the second part of my hon. Friend's question, I would remind him that the Committee was created to advise the Government, and it would not be proper for Ministers to tender advice to the Committee.