§ 64. Major HUNT
asked the Parliamentary Secretary, to the Ministry of Food whether, as the Government are preventing wine from going through neutral countries into Germany, he can say why the wine now lying in bond in this country is not allowed to be cleared 1561 freely; and, seeing that this would have the effect of saving more beer for the use of munition workers and other working people, if this question will be taken into consideration by the Food Controller?
Mr. CLYN ES
The question of releasing wines from bond was recently considered by the War Cabinet, and it was decided to authorise the release of the same quantity as was issued in the year 1916.