Foreign Barley (Government Purchases).

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 6th December 1938.

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Photo of Colonel Leonard Ropner Colonel Leonard Ropner , Barkston Ash

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will make a statement as to the purchases of foreign barley by the Government during the recent crisis?

Photo of Hon. Oliver Stanley Hon. Oliver Stanley , Westmorland

No foreign barley has been purchased by the Government, and the statement which has appeared to the effect that the Government is about to sell barley which it purchased in the crisis is without foundation.