HC Deb 05 December 1945 vol 416 c2328
65. Group-Captain Wilcock

asked the Minister of Food why more fats and dairy produce cannot be imported into this country from Denmark and the Scandinavian countries.

Sir B. Smith

All Scandinavian countries, except Denmark, are at present importing butter. The Danish exportable surplus of butter is subject to international allocation by the Combined Food Board according to the needs of importing countries. The United Kingdom will receive its share. I am arranging to import such quantities of blue cheese as are available in Denmark.

Group-Captain Wilcock

Does the right hon. Gentleman appreciate that there is a surplus in Denmark of fats, and would he see that these come to the British house-wife, as fats are one of the most important things to us in these days?

Sir B. Smith

Nothing would give me greater pleasure than to be able to buy all that was exportable and surplus in Denmark. Unfortunately, as I have stated, it has to be settled by the Combined Food Board.