Bacon (Imports).

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons on 10th December 1931.

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Photo of Major Frank Heilgers Major Frank Heilgers , Bury St Edmunds

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asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will take steps to limit the abnormal importa- tions of bacon in view of the fact that the imports of that commodity in 1931 are estimated to exceed those of any previous year by no less than 26 per cent.?

Photo of Mr John Gilmour Mr John Gilmour , Glasgow Pollok

I can assure my hon. and gallant Friend that this aspect of the agricultural situation will be borne in mind by the Government in its consideration of a. comprehensive policy.

Photo of Major Frank Heilgers Major Frank Heilgers , Bury St Edmunds

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that if we had a quota for bacon in this country we could within 21 months supply all the bacon that is needed?