§ 74. Mr. Turton
asked the Minister of Food if he will set out in detail the terms of the purchase of meat from the Argentine that were offered by the Argentine Government during the negotiations in December, 1950, and the terms that ware agreed in the recent negotiations.
§ Mr. Webb
The offer presented by the Argentine Ambassador on 27th December, 1950, did not contain any precise or detailed terms. It mentioned a figure of £120 a ton but no quantities or prices for different types of meat, nor were we able to obtain any definite information on these points in the subsequent negotiations in January. In reply to the second part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the statement I made on 24th April and to the White Paper which I hope will soon be available.