HC Deb 07 March 1945 vol 408 cc2021-2
56. Commander Locker-Lampson

asked the Minister of Food whether he will take steps to make full use of the available supply of whale meat, which is at present going to waste.

Colonel Llewellin

Whale meat has a strong fishy smell, and there is therefore considerable difficulty in getting people to take it. If my hon. Friend knows of any way of getting over these difficulties, perhaps he would be good enough to let me know.

Commander Locker-Lampson

Will my right hon. and gallant Friend allow Members of this House to taste and sample this meat?

Wing-Commander Grant-Ferris

Is my right hon. and gallant Friend aware that whale flesh is just like good meat, and that we had quite a lot of it in South Africa?

Mr. Cocks

Will the Minister remember that "the whale that wanders round the Poles is not a table fish"?