HC Deb 06 March 1946 vol 420 cc330-1
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?

Dr. Summerskill

We shall certainly consider that.

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