§ 57. Mr. Turton
asked the Minister of Food whether any available foodstuffs have not been bought owing to currency difficulties.
§ Dr. Summerskill
I would refer the hon. Member to the statements made in this House by the Prime Minister on 6th August, by my right hon. Friend the Member for Bishop Auckland (Mr. Dalton) on 7th August, and by my right hon. and learned Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 23rd October, all of which made it clear that we have reduced our purchases of available foodstuffs, owing to currency difficulties, by a very substantial amount.