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Foreign Honey

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 22 March 1951

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asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will control the importation of foreign honey at such times as the supply of domestic honey is sufficient for the market.

I have been asked to reply. There is already a duty on imports of foreign honey, and I do not think that it would be in the general interest to place any further restriction on these imports, which, together with imports from the Commonwealth, meet a real demand from people who cannot afford to pay the higher prices commanded by home-produced honey.