Cream Imports

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th June 1951.

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Photo of Mr Eric Bullus Mr Eric Bullus , Wembley North 12:00 am, 25th June 1951

asked the Minister of Food how far he intends to continue to allow the importation of cream after the prohibition of manufacture in this country; and for what length of time.

Photo of Mr Maurice Webb Mr Maurice Webb , Bradford Central

As already announced, no cream will be imported after 30th June.

Photo of Mr Eric Bullus Mr Eric Bullus , Wembley North

Could the right hon. Gentleman give his reasons for not allowing the importation of cream? Is he not aware that there are some shipping companies who are able to continue the importation of cream for the next five or six months?

Photo of Mr Maurice Webb Mr Maurice Webb , Bradford Central

That is not the only factor that I have to take into account. I have also to take into account the interests of the home industry, and it is generally agreed that this is a proper thing to do at this time.