HC Deb 19 June 1961 vol 642 c90W
60. Mr. de Freitas

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is aware that a large amount of French barley is being sold for delivery in this country at a price which is less than that received by the French grower; and what he proposes to do about it.

Mr. Soames

I am aware that imported barley from a number of sources is being offered at low prices in our market. My right hon. Friend, the President of the Board of Trade, has already stated, in reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Newbury (Sir A. Hurd) on 14th June, that he is prepared to consider any application on behalf of British growers under the Customs Duties (Dumping and Subsidies) Act, 1957. I understand that the National Farmers' Union has today submitted an application.