HC Deb 20 March 1946 vol 420 c1866
58. Mr. Sidney Shephard

asked the Minister of Food" if he will now release more custard powder for sale in the shops.

Dr. Summerskill

There is at present more custard powder available for sale in the shops than before the war. Starch, the main ingredient in custard powder, is in short supply and no more can be released for the manufacture of custard powder at present.

Mr. Shephard

Would the hon. Lady look into the question of the stocks which are held in Manchester and which, I am given to understand, are rotting?

Dr. Summerskill

If the hon. Gentle man will give me details of the particular place where they are being held I certainly will.