HC Deb 11 April 1940 vol 359 cc698-9
46. Sir Ralph Glyn

asked the Prime Minister whether there is any committee or body set up to advise the Government on all matters concerning the proper nutrition of the population in time of war on lines similar to the Food Council established during the last war, which largely determined the nature and volume of home-produced as well as imported foods and raw materials required for the proper and sufficient nourishment of the civilian as well as the service population of the country?

The Prime Minister

I understand that my hon. and gallant Friend refers to the Food Survey Board appointed in March, 1918. Under present conditions major questions of food policy would normally be referred to the Ministerial Food Policy Committee.

Mr. T. Williams

Do the Government intend to accept any recommendations which are made by this committee?

The Prime Minister

That depends on what the recommendations are.