HC Deb 08 September 1942 vol 383 c24
43. Mr. Harvey

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Economic Warfare whether he can give any information as to the shortage of food supplies in Belgium; and whether any proposals for the supply under neutral control of food and milk to schoolchildren and nursing mothers have been considered by His Majesty's Government and by any of the Allied Governments?

Mr. Foot

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answers which I gave him on 21st July, to which I have nothing to add.

Mr. Harvey

Has any recommendation been received from any of the Allied Governments?

Mr. Foot

That point is, I think, covered by the answer which I gave on 21st July.

Mr. John Dugdale

Will the Minister take into account the importance of ensuring that, however great the hardship may be for these people, we do not assist the enemy in any way by feeding the entire population of Europe?

Mr. Foot

Certainly, Sir, that is constantly in our minds.