HC Deb 18 February 1960 vol 617 c137W
36. Mr. Jeger

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is aware of the concern among pig producers at the increased imports of bacon; and what are his plans for imposing quantitative restrictions on imports.

Mr. John Hare

The Government protects the home producer of the basic agricultural commodities through the guaranteed pricing system of the Agriculture Acts. In accordance with our international obligations and general trade policy, it has removed restrictions from nearly all commodities, including bacon, imported from Western Europe, although quantitative restrictions on bacon imports continue in respect of the dollar area and Eastern Europe. Pig producers have the protection of the guaranteed price arrangements, which are reviewed annually.