HC Deb 28 March 1945 vol 409 c1365
62. Mr. Loģan

asked the Minister of Food, whether, in view of the increase in stocks of poultry and turkeys held by the Canadian Government and the shortage of meat supplies here, he will make the necessary shipping arrangements and secure these stocks for English consumption.

Mr. Mabane

So far as I am aware no stocks of poultry and turkeys are held by the Canadian Government. While my right hon. and gallant Friend is anxious to secure all available food to which this country is entitled, in present conditions imports from Canada are determined by priorities of need, and there are other foodstuffs which must rank before poultry and turkeys.

Mr. Loģan

Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that the Canadian Government have double the stocks—14,000,000 lbs. of poultry and 566,000 turkeys—100 per cent. more than last year?