HC Deb 16 June 1954 vol 528 cc139-41W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Food how many official graders will be appointed as inspectors when the new arrangement for the purchase of fatstock comes into force; how much experience will be needed; what are the qualifications; and what salary they will receive.

Major Lloyd George

Initially, it is intended to make the appointments listed below. For all the posts mentioned wide practical experience of the livestock industry is required, together with the additional specialist qualifications summarised against each group.

Following is the list:

refuse, in their interests, the recent offer of $1,500,000 worth of United States citrus fruit under the Mutual Security Act because such citrus fruit was subsidised; and why no arrangements have been made for the necessary imports from those Colonial Territories.

Major Lloyd George

The American offer was accepted, but, in the interests of colonial producers, the United States Government, at our request, have withdrawn their export subsidy on citrus fruit shipped to this country. Citrus imports from the Colonies are on Open General Licence, and colonial producers are at liberty to export to the United Kingdom as much as the market can absorb.