§ 85. Mr. LEONARD LYLE
asked the Food Controller what quantity of Overseas Dominions meat is being supplied to our Allies; what is the price charged by the Imperial Government for it; and how this compares with the prices charged to our own people?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. Frozen meat from Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa is regularly supplied by the Board of Trade to the Allied Forces at Salonika and elsewhere in the East. The quantities cannot at present be stated as they vary according to circumstances. Occasional cargoes from the Dominions are also sold to the French Government to meet urgent Army requirements. The price charged whether to the Forces or to the Food Controller is the delivered cost, and this is liable to some fluctuation.
§ Sir R. COOPER
Does the hon. Member suggest that the prices charged to our Allies are the same as those charged to our own people in this country?