HC Deb 15 March 1939 vol 345 cc398-9
48. Sir Arthur Salter

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether the stores of food which are now being accumulated are designed to meet the danger that, as in the last War, our imports are likely to be seriously reduced in the course of a long war, or whether they have been planned merely to meet the difficulties resulting from dislocation in the early period of a war?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I would refer the hon. Member to the statement which I made during the Debate on 27th February.

Sir A. Salter

Do I understand that the Government are doing nothing whatever with regard to the serious danger, not of a stoppage, but of a very great reduction of our imports in the event of a long conflict?

Mr. Morrison

In the statement to which I have referred the hon. Member, the question was fully discussed. This matter would appear to be one of opinion.

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