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Animal Feedingstuffs

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 4 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Food the quantity and cost of the pig-meat to be imported from the United States of America this year and if at the same time coarse grains are to be imported on Marshall Aid account to make possible an immediate increase in the issue of feedingstuffs to pigs here so as to avoid such extravagant use of dollars in the future.

The import programme of animal feedingstuffs for 1949–50 has not yet been settled, but as I have already stated, it may well include some dollar, as well as non-dollar feedingstuffs. We are in fact already shipping some United States maize to this country. I cannot agree that our present purchase of pig-meat in the United States represents an extravagant use of dollars.