HC Deb 29 November 1945 vol 416 cc1531-2
49. Commander Douglas Marshall

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether the Control Commission is utilising the processed fish surplus in Norway to relieve the food difficulties in Western Europe.

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Mr. John Hynd)

Yes, Sir. Negotiations are proceeding with the Norwegian authorities for the purchase of surplus processed fish for the civilian population of the British Zone in Germany.

Commander Marshall

Is the Minister aware that, owing to the extreme food shortage in Western Europe, we want action? Consideration is not sufficient where people are starving.

Mr. Hynd

I did not say consideration, I said negotiations are proceeding for the supply of this processed fish to Germany. The other facts come under the Control Commission.

Mr. Stokes

Has this decision been taken with the full approval of the Allied Food Control Board in America?