Poultry Industry.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 6th July 1937.

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Photo of Mr George Mathers Mr George Mathers , Linlithgowshire

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress has been made with the consideration of remedies for the plight of Scottish poultry farmers; and when an announcement of Government policy will be made?

Photo of Captain Hon. Arthur Hope Captain Hon. Arthur Hope , Birmingham Aston

My right hon. Friend is not in a position to make any statement on this subject.

Photo of Mr George Mathers Mr George Mathers , Linlithgowshire

Can the hon. and gallant Gentleman give any indication as to when a statement may be made?

Viscountess Astor:

Is it not true that the difficulty with the poultry situation is that most of the food is imported, and that until we get wider world trade it will be impossible for the Government to have a proper poultry policy?

Photo of Captain Hon. Arthur Hope Captain Hon. Arthur Hope , Birmingham Aston

Perhaps the hon. Member will be good enough to put that question on the Paper again during next week?