HC Deb 14 July 1914 vol 64 c1708
50. Mr. HUNT

asked the Prime Minister whether the Government is building granaries for the purpose of keeping in the United Kingdom a sufficient supply of wheat to prevent starvation in the event of sudden war?


As I recently stated, the question of the food supply of the country in times of emergency is kept under continuous observation by the Government, and every possible precaution is taken. The whole question of supplies in war was reviewed by the President of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries in the Debate in this House on 13th May, 1914.


In view of the fact that the right hon. Gentleman stated that everything possible was being done to prevent starvation in time of war, and that it was quite possible to build granaries to store the wheat, will the right hon. Gentleman say why he told the House an untruth?


Will my right hon. Friend say whether any granaries have been built in Ulster? [An HON. MEMBER: "There is no war there."]