HC Deb 11 November 1937 vol 328 cc1865-6W
Mr. Duncan

asked the President of the Board of Trade what are the causes which are not within the control of the Government which have prevented the increased importations of butter from Australia, New Zealand and Denmark, as would be expected when the price of Danish butter has increased to 160s. wholesale, and New Zealand and Australian butter to 148s.?

Mr. Stanley

The reasons why supplies have been rather smaller than usual in recent weeks include a temporary shortage of rain in Australia, delayed loadings in New Zealand and increased demand from Germany. I have no reason to doubt that increased prices are having the effect of attracting such supplies as are available.