HC Deb 17 April 1946 vol 421 cc2676-7
47. Sir D. Robertson

asked the Minister of Food the tonnage of Norwegian herring oil hardened and available for margarine; and what amount he intends to purchase for British use.

Sir B. Smith

Norwegian herring oil is not available for purchase by the United Kingdom under the Combined Food Board arrangements, and I do not know the amount that is being produced.

Sir D. Robertson

Are not the Combined Food Board responsible for feeding our people?

Sir B. Smith

The Combined Food Board are responsible for allocating but, on the other hand, I understand that the Norwegian authorities have prohibited the export of this oil.

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