HC Deb 17 April 1940 vol 359 c965
50. Mr. Levy

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he can now give any estimate of the effect on the supplies of butter and bacon of the German occupation of Denmark?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Reserves of both butter and bacon are available in the United Kingdom sufficient to enable the present distribution of these commodities to be continued for some time. When the supply position makes it desirable to reduce the amount of the present rations, an announcement to that effect will be made.

Mr. Levy

Do I understand from the Parliamentary Secretary's reply that the occupation of Denmark makes very little difference, that this country will be able to get supplies from other sources and that the general public will have no cause for anxiety?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The hon. Gentleman must certainly understand that we have insured against the contingency which has now arisen.

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