§ 28. Mr. GEORGE LAMBERT
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the securing of certain reserve stocks of wheat is the only step taken or contemplated to be taken by the Government to meet the probable future food shortage in this country due to the restriction of the Home supply and the dearth of mercantile tonnage?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Acland)
I could not bring within the limits of an answer to a Parliamentary question any description of the activities of the Government on the subject referred to which include organisation of imports, regulation of exports, regulation of transport, internal and external, regulations as to the slaughter of stock, and the organisation of the supply of fertilisers, in addition to the questions of labour and many others which are dealt with by the War Agricultural Committees. If my right hon. Friend has any suggestions with regard to what might be done and is not done I will see that they are fully considered by the proper Departments.