HC Deb 27 January 1947 vol 432 cc120-1W
111. Lieut.-Colonel Bromley-Davenport

asked the Minister of Food the present position of the negotiations with Denmark about the supply of food to this country; whether he proposes to take any steps to place at the disposal of Denmark the bulk-buying power of this country to enable her to obtain feeding stuffs at the cheapest possible prices and thus to accept more satisfactory prices for her food exports; and if he has any information as to how the prices which Denmark has to pay for imported fertilisers compare with those which have to be paid by Britain. Canada and the U.S.A., respectively.

Dr. Summerskill

The negotiations are at present in progress in London and we are not yet in a position to make any statement about the outcome. If the Danish Government were to ask for our assistance in purchasing feeding stuffs, we should be only too happy to help them so far as we could and subject to the prior needs of our own farmers. As regards fertilisers, I understand from my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade that information is not available to make the comparison for which the hon. Member asks.

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