§ 50. Mr. GEORGE FABER
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the possibility of a shortage of food supplies arising in this country, he can state whether the Government have prepared any plan for dealing with such an emergency or whether it is proposed to defer any plan until the emergency has occurred?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Acland)
The principle upon which the Government is acting with regard to a possible emergency as to food supplies is that prevention is better than cure. If my hon. Friend will be so kind as to refer to columns 1837, 1850, and 1851 of the OFFICIAL REPORT of last Monday, he will see that the Board of Agriculture has the necessary machinery and powers for dealing with the matter.