HC Deb 21 March 1944 vol 398 c680W
Sir W. Edge

asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the long-term policy of his Department in regard to economic production of British butter; what would be the relative price of corresponding imported New Zealand butter; and how the items of cost in each case compare.

Mr. Hudson

The future of the milk industry, including the manufacture of butter and other milk products, will be considered in the course of the exploratory discussions with representatives of the agricultural industry that were recently authorised by the War Cabinet as a preliminary to the Government's consideration of the whole subject of post-war agricultural policy. I cannot say what the post-war price of imported New Zealand butter is likely to be.

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