§ Mr. THORNE
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has received a communication from the Journeyman Butchers' Federation sugesting the appointment of a Departmental Committee to inquire into the high price of pork; and whether he intends to take any action in the matter?
§ Mr. N. BUXTON
I have received a communication from the body referred to by my hon. Friend suggesting the appointment of a Departmental Committee to consider the desirability or otherwise of raising the embargo against fresh pork from the Continent. I have replied that I have reviewed the whole matter most thoroughly, and am satisfied that the em 3139W bargo is necessary for the protection of the flocks and herds of this country from disease.