HC Deb 22 March 1948 vol 448 cc286-7W
Mr. Thornton-Kemsley

asked the Minister of Food why he has not bought the Danish butter offered to his Department by the firm of B. O. Morris, Ltd., of Coventry, who have been able to reach an agreement with the Danes to supply machinery to Denmark in exchange for butter; and whether his Ministry encourages barter arrangements of this kind.

Mr. Strachey

The amount of butter to be exported from Denmark to the United Kingdom is fixed by agreement between the two Governments and the butter is shipped exclusively by the Danish Butter Committee. Our agreement with Denmark excludes barter arrangements providing for the shipment of butter to this country on private account.