HC Deb 21 March 1923 vol 161 c2531

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have recently considered the prospective diminution in the output of home-produced foodstuffs and the consequent increased dependence of the country upon the importation of foodstuffs during the period of a future war; and whether, since such increase in the volume of sea-borne traffic would increase the strain upon the Navy, he will say what provision it is proposed to make, having regard to that contingency?


Yes, Sir; this matter, in so far as it comes within the scope of Admiralty policy, is always under consideration by the naval staff, and plans are worked out for various contingencies.

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