HC Deb 21 March 1917 vol 91 cc1884-5
24. Major HUNT

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the fact that the Dutch official statistical bureau in January last issued a statement showing that licences had been granted during the space of thirty-three days for the export of 3,274,000 kilos of potato flour to Germany and only of 40,000 kilos of potato flour to this country, he can say why the Foreign Office allow Holland to supply so much to Germany whilst sending so little to this country?

Commander HARRIS

The export in question was of potato flour made of the Dutch potato crop of 1915. It had not been imported into Holland, and being Dutch home produce did not in any way come under the control of His Majesty's Government.

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