HC Deb 16 April 1947 vol 436 cc186-7
54. Mr. Pickthorn

asked the Minister of Food in what documents and announcements the functions and powers of the International Emergency Food Board may be ascertained.

Mr. Strachey

I am sending the hon. Member a copy of a document setting out the functions, membership and procedure of the International Emergency Food Council. The document has been available in the Library of the House for the last two months.

Mr. Pickthorn

Can the right hon. Gentleman tell the House whether that is the document referred to by his Parliamentary Secretary on 12th February, and, secondly, will he tell us why that document is not allowed to be seen by members of the public, and whether Members in this House would be committing any offence if they copied it and showed it to members of the public?

Mr. Strachey

I imagine that no offence would be committed, but I must have notice of that question.