HC Deb 04 December 1961 vol 650 cc124-5W
97. Mr. Woodnutt

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that imports from France of full cream and skim powder are almost twice as much as a year ago, and are exported to this country at less than half the target price in the French domestic markets; and if he is now in a position to reply to the Milk Marketing Board's request of 7th June, 1961, to impose anti-dumping and countervailing duties on imports.

Sir K. Joseph

Although imports from France of skim milk powder in the first nine months of this year were nearly twice as much as in the corresponding period last year, imports of whole milk powder were about the same in the two periods. Total imports of milk powder into Britain from all sources have been considerably lower this year. My right hon. Friend hopes to be in a position to make an announcement shortly about the Milk Marketing Board's application.

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