§ 41. Mr. Lewis
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that, notwithstanding a continued fall in world import prices, New Zealand butter is now about 3s. a pound compared with 2s. 8d. in November last, Australian butter is now 2s. 11d. a pound compared with 2s. 7d. in November last, Danish butter 3s. 9d. a pound compared with 3s. 6d. in November, Dutch butter 3s. 8d. a pound in November now costing 3s. 10d. a pound; and if he will reverse the decision he announced on 20th May, 1958, in regard to imports of butter, in order to allow prices of butter to fall.
§ Mr. Vaughan-Morgan
As announced in a statement issued by the Board of Trade on 23rd December and published in the Board of Trade Journal on 2nd January the arrangements made last May no longer apply. I am sending a copy of the statement to the hon. Member.