§ Sir A. Bossom
asked the President of the Board of Trade if, in view of the heavy imports of grain in 1953, he will take steps to control such imports, so that the deliveries to the market of imported and home-grown grain at the peak delivery period may be co-ordinated.
§ Mr. P. Thorneycroft
No. Unless our balance of payments situation made it necessary, the re-imposition of licensing restrictions on grain imports would not be justifiable.