HC Deb 22 November 1955 vol 546 cc111-2W
109. Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he has considered recent reports of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe of bumper grain harvests in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Roumania; and what steps he will take to see that maize and other grains are obtained from these countries rather than from dollar sources.

Mr. Amory

Yes. Traders in this country have been free since 1953 to buy Russian and Roumanian grain, and do so where it is offered on competitive terms.