§ 74. Mr. Dodds-Parker
asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that the low price offered by his Department for soya beans is reducing production; and why, in view of the value of this crop, he will not now free the purchase and sale of soya beans.
§ Mr. F. Willey
There is no evidence that our prices have had any effect on294W world production of soya beans, of which only a very small part comes to this country; nor does my right hon. Friend consider that it would be in the public interest at present to decontrol this commodity, which is a potential source of edible oil for use in the manufacture of margarine and cooking fat.