Russian Butter (Imports).

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons at on 23 November 1931.

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Photo of Sir William Davison Sir William Davison , Kensington South

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asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is aware that 62,801 cwts. of Russian butter were imported into this country last month as compared with 19,988 cwts. in October last year, an increase of 42,813 cwts.; what action the Board of Agriculture proposes to take, in the interests of British and Dominion farmers, to check this abnormal importation of Russian butter, having regard to the fact that this butter is being sold at between 92s. and 96s. per cwt. as compared with 116s. per cwt., the price of Dominion butter?

Photo of Mr John Gilmour Mr John Gilmour , Glasgow Pollok

I am aware of the facts stated, and the situation to which my hon. Friend calls attention will be borne in mind in the consideration of the Government's agricultural policy which is now taking place.

Photo of Sir William Davison Sir William Davison , Kensington South

Can nothing be done so that butter should at any rate be labelled with the country of origin before May next—an unconscionable time?