I am aware that these imports have been the subject of recent comment. For the last calendar year, they were less than 3 per cent. of total imports of the products in question, and should therefore be kept in perspective. I am not satisfied there is any cause for action by the Government.
Would the Minister agree that the British dairy farmer can make an even greater contribution to the replacement of imports of dairy produce? Would he accept that with the present economic stringency this is the time when they could be given a bigger share than they would have under this arrangement?
We hope that they will play a bigger part, but, if we expect to sell overseas, we have to buy. But that does not detract from the part which we think this sector of the industry will play in future.