Wheat Quota.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons on 16th July 1931.

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Photo of Mr Jack Lees Mr Jack Lees , Belper


asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has considered the resolutions passed and sent to him by the National Agricultural Labourers' and Rural Workers' Union, the National Farmers' Union, and the Workers' Union, asking for a statement of the Government's policy on the wheat quota; and whether he can state his reply to these organisations?

Photo of Sir Charles Edwards Sir Charles Edwards , Bedwellty

My right hon. Friend has received copies of resolutions passed by various branches of the unions concerned with agricultural workers, urging the Government to adopt the principle of a wheat quota. These resolutions have been acknowledged, but my right hon. Friend is not in a position to make any announcement on the subject at present.

Photo of Major Samuel Harvey Major Samuel Harvey , Totnes

Has the Minister of Agriculture already made a statement to a meeting of the Liberal party in this House?

Photo of Sir Charles Edwards Sir Charles Edwards , Bedwellty

It is obvious that I could not reply to that question.