HC Deb 28 February 1940 vol 357 cc2074-5
76. Mr. Riley

asked the Minister of Food why there was a total absence of purchasable feeding-stuffs for poultry in the Dewsbury area during the week ended 24th February; and when supplies will be available?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

My information is that the Dewsbury area is receiving a fair share of the available supply of feeding-stuffs, and I have no evidence to support the suggestion in the Question. Perhaps the hon. Member will let me have particulars of the cases he has in mind.

Mr. Riley

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, although my Question refers only to last week, I am now informed that for eight weeks there has been no supply of these feeding-stuffs in Dewsbury? What is the remedy?

Mr. Morrison

I made inquiries into this matter as recently as yesterday, and I was informed that the position there has improved.