HC Deb 20 November 1946 vol 430 cc855-6
57. Lieut.-Colonel Bromley-Davenport

asked the Minister of Food if he will give up-to-date information indicating the present amount of maize available to, and being imported by, European countries together with some information as to why such supplies are not available for British pig and poultry keepers; and if better arrangements are to be made in the near future to ensure that Great Britain will have an adequate share of the world's exportable supplies of maize.

Mr. Strachey

I am afraid the detailed information about other countries which the hon. and gallant Member asks for is unobtainable. If the hon. and gallant Member means to inquire why maize that has been imported by other European countries was not purchased by the United Kingdom I would point out that we have made substantial purchases. These are being brought to this country so soon as the necessary arrangements can be made.

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