HC Deb 04 February 1958 vol 581 c164W
108. Mr. M. Clark Hutchison

asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been drawn to the fact that Great Britain spent more than £20 million during 1957 upon wheat from the United States of America; and what steps he proposes to take to divert all or part of such purchase to wheat from Canada.

Mr. Vaughan Morgan

The bulk of our North American imports of wheat come from Canada. It was the aim of the Government in decontrolling wheat that we should have the benefit of a competitive market and these imports reflect the trade's judgment on the quantities of the different varieties needed for the British market.