§ 56. Professor Savory
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that in 1942 Northern Ireland shipped to Great Britain 1,450,000 pounds of dried milk and 665,000 cases of eggs, each case containing 30 dozen eggs; and whether he will state the values of these shipments?
§ Mr. Mabane
I am aware of the quantities of eggs and of dried milk shipped from Northern Ireland to Great Britain in 1942. The records of my Department do not confirm the figures suggested by my hon. Friend. It is not, however, in the national interests to publish this kind of information in war-time.
§ Professor Savory
Why did the hon. Gentleman last week plead the national interest for not giving the figures which I have quoted, and which can be had for the asking by anyone who puts a question to the Minister of Agriculture for Northern Ireland?