HC Deb 31 July 1941 vol 373 c1554W
Mr. Gallacher

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that, since the war, more than £ 700,000 worth of foodstuffs and animal fodder has been refused admission to this country from Eire; and whether he is prepared to take the initiative in discussing with the Eire Government a trade treaty to bring to an end this situation, and thus ease the position for the people of both countries?

Mr. Johnstone

I am unable to accept the figure quoted in the first part of the Question. It has been the policy to take from Eire the maximum quantities of essential foodstuffs subject to price, and the second part of the question therefore does not arise.