HC Deb 21 April 1937 vol 322 cc1745-6
46. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence whether, as regards emergency food supplies, when the Government are making purchases of dried milk, milk powder, and condensed milk and cream on behalf of the Navy, Army and Air Force, he will consider the possibility of purchasing these, so far as possible, from factories in this country and utilising home-produced supplies?

Sir T. Inskip

Certain reserve stocks of dried milk, milk powder, condensed milk and cream are held in the normal course, and I am advised that all purchases in connection with these stocks are home produced.

Mr. De la Bère

Save some powers of astonishment, is it true that we are really under way at last?