HC Deb 31 July 1963 vol 682 c95W
106. Sir J. Langford-Holt

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is aware that the allocation of meat distribution in the United Kingdom, decided by the Argentine Government and approved by him, has resulted in British importing companies being allocated a smaller percentage of the trade than they have done since all controls were removed from the trade by the British and Argentine Governments in 1959; and what action he will take to remedy this situation.

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

As I informed my hon. Friend on 24th July, the Argentine Government made these allocations not to importing but to exporting companies. I am aware of the case, which I believe he has in mind, of a British importing company whose trade has fallen as a result of the allocation made to their principals, an Argentine exporting company. But it is for their Argentine principals to make representations to their own Government if they feel they have been treated less fairly than the other exporters which include British, American and Argentine companies.