HC Deb 27 February 1946 vol 419 c1925
66. Major Digby

asked the Minister of Food what quantity of whale oil was obtained by our whaling fleet during the season which has just ended; and what use has been made of the supplies of oil obtained.

Sir B. Smith

No British whaling expedition was possible in the 1944–45 season. The 1945–46 season has not yet ended. I expect to receive all the whale oil produced by the British ships and land station for use with vegetable oils in the manufacture of margarine and cooking fat