HC Deb 14 July 1936 vol 314 cc1885-6W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the advisory committee on nutrition has been consulted regarding the intention of the Government to impose a levy on both Empire and foreign imports of butter and cheese; and whether, in view of the recently increased prices of milk manufactures and the fact that such a levy is likely further to increase prices and lessen the avail- ability of these foods to the poorer classes, he will reconsider the decision to impose this levy?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. In reply to the last part, I would refer the hon. Member to the replies given to his questions of 9th July and 13th July and remind him that no decision has yet been taken on this subject.