HC Deb 13 October 1942 vol 383 cc1498-9
64. Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what food supplies the United Nations have sent to Russia; and is it intended to send the maximum available supplies in future as and when required?

The Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Richard Law)

Substantial quantities of food have in the past been sent to the Soviet Union by the United Nations, and under the terms of the agreement recently signed in Washington between the Governments of the United States of America, U.S.S.R. and United Kingdom further substantial quantities of food are made available to the Soviet Government. It is not in the public interest to disclose details of the quantities and types of food products which have already been sent or which it is proposed to send to the U.S.S.R.