HC Deb 13 October 1942 vol 383 cc1489-90
55. Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can make a statement on the policy to deal with the problem of the surpluses of food and raw materials; is there a United Nations agreed plan, and is it intended that the plans shall form the basis of a world economic plan for the future?

Mr. Dalton

The course of the war, and in particular the entry of the United States and events in the Far East, has reduced the scope of this problem. As my hon. Friend will be aware, a Wheat Agreement has recently been made between the United States, Canada, Australia, the Argentine and the United Kingdom, and other discussions are proceeding.