§ 54. Captain GUNSTON
asked the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence how the problem of food supply in time of war is to be divided between the sub-committee of the Committee of Imperial Defence and Sir William Beveridge's sub-committee?
§ Sir T. INSKIP
The sub-committee which has been appointed, under my chairmanship, is examining all aspects of our food supply in time of emergency. They include, for example, home production, the protection of shipping, security in ports, distribution and transport questions, and reserve stocks. The reference to Sir William Beveridge's sub-committee is limited, at the present stage, to the consideration of arrangements for rationing the supply to the individual consumer in case of necessity, and of the preparatory steps which might be taken to enable such arrangements to be brought into force as quickly as possible.
§ Mr. THURTLE
If the right hon. Genleman is in any difficulty with regard to this matter, will he consult his right hon. Friend the Member for Epping (Mr. Churchill), in view of his wide experience?