HC Deb 16 October 1946 vol 427 c900
77. Colonel Gomme-Duncan

asked the Minister of Food if he is now in a position to give information regarding the distribution of cereals from the 1944–45 harvests by the Combined Food Board to the various countries concerned, together with estimates of the amounts available from their respective domestic production.

Dr. Summerskill

Not yet. As and when the information becomes available my right hon. Friend will circulate a statement in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Colonel Gomme-Duncan

Would the hon. Lady give a reason for the delay? Surely the Combined Food Board was set up in the public interest, and should be able to give the information without any difficulty?

Dr. Summerskill

We have not the full figures, but I will let the hon. and gallant Gentleman have them as soon as we get them.

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