§ 51. Sir David Robertson
asked the Minister of Food if he proposes to renew his department's contracts with Iceland for high-grade frozen fish.
The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food (Dr. Edith Summer-skill)
My Department is at present negotiating with Canada and Newfoundland for substantial purchases of frozen fish. Until the outcome of these negotiations is known our policy in regard to purchases from Iceland cannot be finalised.
§ Sir D. Robertson
As the hon. Lady's answer indicates dollar purchases, will she ask her right hon. Friend to renew the contracts which stood us in such good stead during the war, at a time when our food situation was better than it is today?