HC Deb 22 February 1945 vol 408 c939
29. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for India if he will make a statement respecting the present food situation; and what progress has been made respecting the campaign to increase the production of foodstuffs.

Mr. Amery

The food situation in India and the progress of the "Grow More Food" campaign have been reviewed at an All-India Food Conference recently held in New Delhi and I am placing in the Library of the House reports of speeches by Sir J. P. Srivastava, Member for Food, and Sir Jogendra Singh, Member for Education, Health and Lands.

Mr. Sorensen

Meanwhile, could the right hon. Gentleman say exactly what percentage increase in the production of foodstuffs has been achieved during the last two or three years?

Mr. Amery

I cannot answer that question off-hand.