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Animal Feedingstuffs

Volume 463: debated on Monday 28 March 1949

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asked the Minister of Food if he will indicate what are his plans for the importation of feedingstuffs for poultry and other livestock over the next two years; and by what date he anticipates it will be possible for this country to become self-supporting so far as eggs are concerned.

It is my intention to import as large a quantity of animal feedingstuffs as may be possible within the limits imposed by currency availability. There is no present prospect of eggs being produced in the United Kingdom at moderate prices in sufficient quantity to dispense with the necessity for a substantial volume of imports.