HC Deb 16 April 1947 vol 436 cc184-5
51. Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that dog biscuits are unobtainable in the Leicester area; whether they are in short supply over the whole country; and what possibility there is of an increase, in view of the fact that they are the staple diet of dogs at the present time.

Mr. Strachey

There have been shortages of dog biscuits in some parts of the country, including Leicester, because of fuel cuts at the factories and transport difficulties during the severe weather, this should right itself now.

Mr. Janner

Will the Minister be good enough to speed the matter up, particularly in view of the fact that people are afraid that their dogs will suffer and prosecutions may possibly be taken against some?

Mr. E. P. Smith

Is it not a fact that the shortage in Leicester is very largely because human beings are eating dog biscuits?

Mr. Beswick

Are not too many of these dog biscuits going to feed the political jingoes to whom the Chancellor of the Exchequer referred?